JOE ARIBO is a proud man tonight after Rangers “put in a big performance” to hammer Hearts 5-0 in the Scottish Premiership.

The Nigerian international was brought into the side in place of Sheyi Ojo, and played on the right of the front three in the dominant win.

Speaking to RangersTV, Aribo said: “The boys are buzzing as we knew what we had to do at the start of the game, and we are just happy we were able to put in a big performance and get a massive result.”

That role on the right with Scott Arfield behind him was one he relished, and he added: “I really enjoyed it. Scotty and I would interlink a bit and then change positions, which was good and I was just happy to be out on the pitch.

“You want to get stats when you are playing higher up the pitch, and I am just happy I was able to contribute to the team.

“The boys know how good we are as a squad, and everyone just has to step in and when you get your chance, you have to take it.

“There are a lot of games coming thick and fast, so we just have to keep maintaining and building from our performances.”

That Gers continued to push late-on in search of more goals was also a source of pride for Aribo, who said: “It just shows we want to keep going until the end – we just want to keep pushing, get more goals and score as many as we can in the game.”

Aribo is now desperate to get his first taste of Aberdeen v Rangers at Pittodrie on Wednesday night. He said: “I know it is going to be a fast game and it is going to be a battle, so we just have to go there, earn the right to play and then that is where our quality has to come through.”

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