McLeish suggests Arfield ready to quit Rangers after Ibrox news
Alex McLeish has suggested Scott Arfield may be considering his future at Rangers after revealing contract talks are yet to take place.
The former Gers boss, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 33-year-old may be looking to play week in, week out as he heads into the final years of his career.
Speaking at a press conference this week,(3rd November), Arfield confirmed there have not been any discussions over a new deal, with his current terms set to expire next summer.
He also highlighted his desire to be playing regular first-team football after enduring a stop-start season so far.
Arfield started his first game since August against Motherwell last weekend.
He kept his place in the side for the 1-1 draw against Brondby in midweek.
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With the Canada international out of contract at the end of the season, McLeish suggested he would be considering if staying at Rangers is best for his career.
McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “It’s an important time for Scott. I remember being that age myself in my Aberdeen days thinking is it time for me? Am I slowing up? Am I jumping the same way?
“You possibly doubt yourself a wee bit. I think a couple of years left in him, definitely. It may be that he feels he wants to play every week.
“It’s possible that would culminate in a move for Scott. You can’t rule out Rangers keeping him because he’s been a very strong member of the overall squad.
“He also comes into certain games and he can make the difference. He’s coming in and shaking everybody up, getting them playing to a higher tempo.”
Arfield has played 14 times so far this season.