Rangers manager Gerrard dispels Aribo’s coronavirus fears

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The Gers boss provided an update on the Nigeria international after being excluded from their Europa League clash

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has revealed that Joe Aribo does not suffer from coronavirus and should be available for selection when they face Falkirk in Sunday’s Scottish League Cup draw.The Nigeria international was not involved as Gers played a 2-2 draw against Benfica at the Ibrox Stadium in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Gerrard explained that the unavailability of the midfielder for the meeting was not due to Covid-19 but to an illness.

The Super Eagles star is expected to join the rest of his teammates in training on Saturday and could play a role against the Bairns.
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” He was sick. He had an upset stomach last night. The plan was for Joe to be involved, he had an upset stomach so he’s going to go for checks and assess him, hopefully he’ll be available for the weekend, ”Gerrard told media.

“It is important to say that it is not related to Covid. He was negative on his test before people started putting two and two together.

“Joe Aribo is doing better today and is hoping he returns to training tomorrow.”

Aribo has only appeared in 11 games, scoring four goals for Rangers in all competitions this season due to injury issues.

The Nigerian midfielder has been turning heads since he teamed up with the Ibrox Stadium team in the summer of 2019.

Aribo was named Rangers Young Player of the 2019-20 Season after his eye-catching performances where he helped the club finish as a Scottish Premiership runner-up.

The midfielder is set to continue his impressive performances in the current campaign and help Rangers win titles after narrowly missing the league trophy last season.

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