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Opinion: Rangers 23-year-old proving himself as club’s second most-important player

The Glasgow Rangers board agreed to pay £7 million for Ryan Kent after Steven Gerrard convinced them that the versatile forward was a vital component required to win silverware this season.

The Gers fans were excited by the signing, but alas, the 23-year-old suffered from a lack of match fitness in the close season at Liverpool and was taken off injured in his first game back with the Ibrox side.

Since recovering his full fitness and settling back in the Rangers team, Kent is proving Gerrard was right to push hard for his return to the club.

Playing in the same forward line as Alfredo Morelos and Joe Aribo is helping Kent to find his best goalscoring form to benefit the Gers team.

Gerrard would not have persuaded Rangers to part with that money if he didn’t deem Kent necessary to his cause.

Under Gerrard’s guidance, Kent is finally living up to his undoubted talent and his ability to make a huge difference to this current Rangers side.

By scoring five important goals in his last seven league games, he is proving to be a real deal – a game changer of the highest order.

He is obviously a player who can thrive under pressure at Ibrox, since recovering from his earlier injury at the re-start of his Rangers career.

Originally thought of as a left-winger, Kent has shown what he can do for the side when given his roving role. Moving into positions to hurt teams.

His performances will become more consistent the longer he plays in a regular first team with good players all around him.

Has Ryan Kent become the second most important player to Alfredo Morelos at Rangers? 

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