Although March was a memorable month for Rangers, as Steven Gerrard’s side delivered title number 55, it was a poor individual period for Scott Arfield, with the former Burnley man disappointing in a number of performances for the Ibrox outfit.
The Canadian international has been a regular in Gerrard’s side so far this season and has contributed four goals and five assists in 25 Premiership appearances, resulting in a solid 6.65 rating.
However, his displays in the last month were far from his usual standard, with notably disappointing performances against Livingston and Slavia Prague, as he struggled to make any real impact for the Champions.
As per WhoScored, the 32-year-old failed to earn above a 6.25/10 rating in any of his five appearances in all competitions during March, as he failed to impress both from the start and from the bench.
His performance against Slavia Prague in the Europa League was particularly disappointing, as he was entrusted to start by Gerrard in arguably Rangers’ biggest game of the season but he earned a shocking 5.87 rating and was rightly axed before the hour mark.
He was then left on the bench for the Old Firm derby at the weekend but once again failed to have any real impact when he came on, which meant that he finished the month with no goals or assists to his name, whilst his poor average ratings across March speak for themselves.
The experienced midfielder, who is valued at £1.8 million by Transfermarkt, continues to be a regular in Gerrard’s side but in reality, he has been one of the poorer performers throughout the season, with WhoScored rating him as the 20th-best player for Rangers in the Scottish top-flight so far this campaign.
Therefore, another disappointing month after the international break will do Arfield no favours and you wonder whether or not he will continue to feature as frequently next season when Gerrard’s side will be looking to retain the title and make themselves a competitive Champions League side once again.