Promising 21-year-old Rangers winger Ryan Kent is back training with the Glasgow squad, but will Steven Gerrard call it wrong again by bringing him back far too soon?
Surely the rookie manager will learn from the last time he brought the Liverpool loanee back – this injury needs sufficient time to heal properly.
Yes, he has been pictured with other Rangers players at training, but it was probably lighter exercises for him to fully recover.
I was glad Kent was not in the team for Sunday’s trip to St. Johnstone.
Rangers picked Eros Grezda in Perth, with Glenn Middleton also making an impact from the bench.
With Jamie Murphy out for the season, Kent has been given the opportunity to play and boy has he taken his chance. In my opinion, he has been Rangers’ best player in the team.
There was much speculation that Kent wanted to sign permanently for the Ibrox club, but since his injury the quell for his signature has suddenly died down.
The Liverpool year-long-loanee certainly hit a purple patch just before he pulled up with his hamstring injury, which usually takes six weeks to heal correctly.
When Kent is on top form, he makes Rangers tick and supplies the right type of passes that usually win games.
There is no doubt he has been sadly and badly missed since his November injury – especially with Rangers not consistent enough in midfield and attack recently.
Kent has shown already what he can do. He excites the fans, bamboozles defenders and is a huge asset to Rangers.
I hope Gerrard doesn’t bring him back before he is truly ready to perform to the high standard that he has set for himself.