Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has predicted that there’s more to come from Ryan Kent, following his important performance against Hamilton.
Where do you play Kent to get the best out of all his many attributes?
1. He is absolutely brilliant at beating players in difficult situations.
2. Now that he is adding goals to his repertoire, he is even more dangerous to play against.
3. He can play in several positions, which makes his presence in the Rangers team even more attractive to Gerrard to always pick him when he is fully fit.
4. He can play on either wing, or as a front two player, and with his talent he could become a top No. 10 player with some practice.
Suggestion: Gerrard should give Kent license to enjoy a free role in the Rangers side, to pop up into what will work out best for him and the team in every attacking move.
His stunning first goal and his clever second goal in the final minutes was required to carry Rangers over the line at Hamilton on Sunday, with all three points intact.
“I thought he was terrific today for large parts of the game,” said Gerrard, as quoted by the Scottish Herald.
“His first goal was an absolute world-class strike. In any game, if you score a goal like that on your so-called weak side, you deserve a lot of credit for it.”
“So once we get him a little bit more tuned in and sharper, you will see more moments and displays like today. That’s the exact reason we were desperate to get the deal done – he is an important player to us.”
It was a harder fought game than it should have been, in which the Ibrox club played very poorly, especially in that dreadful and worrying second half.
With the exception of the excellent Ryan Jack in midfield and Kent up front, it is difficult to praise too many others.
Joe Aribo flattered to deceive at times, but didn’t produce anything worth mentioning.
Filip Helander and Borna Barisic were much better than Connor Goldson and James Tavernier on the day, but that would not have been difficult.
The fans favourite Nikola Katic should be brought back into the side.
Jermain Defoe got no service, Scott Arfield was anonymous and Glen Kamara just couldn’t get into the game – although he did nothing wrong.
Let’s hope this was a fluke performance following the international break that disturbs the normal routines that most footballers require to continue to play at their best.