SCOTT ARFIELD has had an incredible week both on and off the pitch.
The 30-year-old midfielder flew out with the Rangers squad to Russia on Wednesday after his wife had given birth to their second child, and second daughter, on Tuesday morning.
From that incredible high, Scott then played against Spartak Moscow on Thursday night and, like his teammates, was gutted not to take any points from the club’s fourth Europa League group game.
Today, however, the Light Blues bounced back from the 4-3 defeat with a stunning 7-1 win over a Motherwell side reduced to 10 men when Carl McHugh saw red in the 34th minute.
Arfield scored two of his team’s goals – in the 8th and 61st minutes – and he dedicated his goals to his two girls.
When asked if it had been an incredible week, Scott told RangersTV: “It has been. I was a father again with my wee girl on Tuesday morning so I missed training. I had my wee girl, Betsy, early doors on Tuesday.
Obviously on Wednesday I travelled with the team straight to Russia, which I think the boys were quite glad about but my missus was fuming!
“So I was glad to see her again on Friday when I got back from Russia. I’ve had plenty of cuddles and thankfully the baby is great. I’ve got another wee lassie as well so those two goals were for my two wee girls.”
On this afternoon’s victory over the Steelmen, he added: “It was a good game to play in. I think we were a bit sloppy after the first goal and then we lost the equalising goal. But it shows again the belief we have got.
“We got back in front, regrouped at half-time and went again. It was a relentless display in the second half.
“I think the sending off eases it a wee bit, but we wanted to put on a show in the second half, be relentless and really put a statement out there. I think we did that.
“We kept the ball and played the whole second half in their half. That’s exactly what we wanted to do as a team, so it is a happy day for us.”