JOE ARIBO was pleased tonight to help Rangers through in the Scottish Cup, but conceded the team were left looking for more.

The Light Blues made it through to round five with a 2-0 defeat of Stranraer – and for Aribo, that was definitely the most important thing.

He told RangersTV: “The main thing is we got the job done. We probably wanted a bit more, but we are just happy to say we are in the next round.

“When you have some time off football and matches, there tends to be a rust that comes in, so it was good to get the cobwebs off in this game.”

A real highlight of the game was seeing Academy right-back Nathan Patterson play 90 minutes on his debut, while he was later joined by fellow youngster Kai Kennedy, who also made his first top-team appearance.

Aribo has been impressed with what they have brought to the first-team, continuing: “They have been excellent, even in training, so it is great they got their chance out there tonight. As you saw, Nathan was amazing all night.

“It’s always daunting coming into the first-team as a young boy, so it is good when the senior players and players they look up to help them, and it makes things easier and can be encouraged to try things.”

Gers now move on to face St Mirren as the Scottish Premiership resumes on Wednesday back here at Ibrox, and on that, Aribo added: “This game was to get the rust out and we have got to get going as we don’t want to look back at things and have ifs and buts – we just want to take every game as it comes and hopefully get wins.”

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