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Arfield Relishing Rangers Reunion

21 July 2015

Scott Arfield says he is relishing a return to play at Ibrox ahead of tonight’s friendly with Rangers.

The Clarets midfielder came through the academy at Falkirk and made 124 appearances for the club before departing for English football.

The 26-year-old has a number of family connections to the Gers and he believes they will provide the perfect pre-season test in the build up to the Sky Bet Championship curtain-raiser against Leeds United.

Arfield said: “I’m buzzing to go back and play at Ibrox. My phone went off the hook as soon as the game got announced.

“There are a lot of my mates and family members who are Rangers fans and it’s one of the pre-season highlights for me.

“It is the sort of the game you want to be playing in and I’m sure they’ll be a big crowd with Mark Warburton being the new manager and to see the new players.

“I think it will be very beneficial for us as well in the build up to the season. I’m good friends with Danny Wilson and I’ve been speaking to him.

“It’ll be a great test for us as we know Mark Warburton from his time at Brentford and he likes to play football.”

Arfield in action against Etoile Carouge in the Clarets first friendly in Switzerland

Arfield featured 11 times against Rangers during his time with Falkirk, including the Scottish Cup final in 2009 which they lost 1-0.

Substitute Nacho Novo lashed home a dipping shot at the start of the second half that day to break Falkirk hearts at Hampden.

Reflecting on that, he added: “The cup final saw a goal of the highest quality from Nacho Novo win it and it really was something special.

“He was 40 yards out and he put it in the top bin. It was one of them where you hold your hands up!

“Getting to a cup final, you want to win it of course but particularly as a smaller club against a giant like Rangers.

“It was hard to take but I can’t wait to come back tomorrow night.”

For the full interview with Scott, pick up a copy of Rangers official matchday programme tomorrow night, priced at £3.

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