JOE ARIBO admitted Rangers weren’t clinical enough despite their 2-0 win over Progrès Niederkorn in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League second round qualifier.

The 23-year-old scored his second goal in the competition, before Sheyi Ojo added a second after half-time and he joked that Scott Arfield was crying for him to pass before he hit the net.

Rangers dominated the Luxembourg side and James Tavernier missed a second half penalty but Aribo wanted more.

He told RangersTV: “It was a frustrating evening in terms of getting what we wanted to get but I am proud of the result and proud of what we are going to take into the second leg.

“There are positives to take out of that game, we were pressing them none stop for the 90′ and we just weren’t clinical enough.

“I got it off Scotty, he called me for a twos but I just saw a bit space and just looked around the defender and then it went in the back of the net. I was pleased with how the game went for me; I got a bit tired towards the end.

“All I wanted to do from the minute I came in here is show what I am capable of and I just want to go from strength to strength now.”

Aribo was deployed in a midfield three alongside Ryan Jack and Steven Davis and says he has been learning from the Northern Ireland captain since his arrival from Charlton this summer.

He continued: “

You can just see when he is out there that he is just so composed, so organised, he knows where to be on the pitch and I am just learning so much from him each day.

“It will be a good test; we saw what they were capable of last season and how good they are. It’ll be good to see where we’re at also so I can’t wait for it.”

 

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