GIVEN the chances that he had at Fir Park on Sunday, it could have been Jermain Defoe rather than Scott Arfield that was taking home the match ball after Rangers’ 3-0 victory over Motherwell.

He played really well again and had a hand in a couple of goals as Arfield got a hat-trick. He could easily have scored himself because he got himself in the right positions, like all natural goal scorers do.

It was so unselfish from him to set up Arfield for the third when he could have got his seventh for Rangers and you could tell how much it meant to Scott to get the hat-trick.

He has benefitted from Steven Davis coming into the team and playing so well because it has allowed him to move forward slightly and have more influence in the final third.

Arfield is the kind of midfielder that is a bit of a dying breed in the game and Steven Gerrard spoke well about him on Sunday once again.

If you look at someone like Stuart Armstrong when he was at Celtic, he would be the midfielder that would run beyond the striker. He gets chances and goals himself by doing that, but he creates space for strikers as well with those unselfish runs.

It can go unseen very easily but it does have a big impact on the team when you have a midfielder that can break the lines and get beyond the lone striker through the middle.

It can be very difficult for teams to pick up and track and it can be very effective for the team, as you saw on Sunday afternoon.

Steven praised Scott for being tactically aware after the Motherwell game and you can see that cleverness in the way he plays. That link-up with Defoe certainly worked well for Rangers.