I'll arrive at Ibrox as a natural leader, says Scott Arfield

Arfield, who has not played since injuring his calf in February, paid tribute to Burnley who will play in the Europa League next season after finishing seventh in the English top-flight.

Rangers supporters will be hoping Arfield is the first of many signings in a much-needed squad overhaul at the club.

Arfield, who is Gerrard's first signing at Rangers, says he is excited by the prospect of working with the former Liverpool and England captain, but admits he is yet to speak with his new boss.

Arfield broke through at the Bairns in 2007, playing 122 times there across three seasons, with his spell there including a run to the 2009 Scottish Cup Final, where they were defeated by the Gers. Especially as the club have made a serious statement of intent by paying what, by their standards, is huge money to secure Arfield's signature ahead of rival club. "With Gary McAllister as well, it's exciting and I'm so happy to be part of it". If you don't get excited by it you shouldn't walk through the front door.

It was fortunate enough to play against him.

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When asked about his memories of facing Gerrard, he said: "Getting beat, getting overrun, and I remember coming off the pitch thinking I'm not as good as I first thought".

There's immediately been plenty of speculation as to who Gerrard's first addition would be, with several of his former Liverpool colleagues tipped to make the switch to Ibrox.

Gerrard added: "It's pleasing also that we have been able to start our rebuilding process so quickly after the end of the season".

Gerrard said of the 29-year-old: "I am delighted to have added Scott Arfield to the squad for next season".

  • Tabitha Byrd