Chris Sutton insists that Rangers attacker Ryan Kent is beginning to find his feet again after a slow start to the season.
The left-winger thrived at Ibrox last season during a loan spell from Liverpool, where he was directly involved in 15 goals in 43 games across all competitions.
He eventually returned to the Scottish giants on a permanent deal in the summer window after missing the opening weeks and also had to deal with a hamstring problem.
The 23-year-old has now been integrated back into the squad by manager Steven Gerrard and he’s trying to find his best form.
Kent is yet to score in his seven appearances so far this campaign and has just one assist too, which highlights that he’s not quite at his sharpest.
Pundit Sutton has given him the benefit of the doubt after a disrupted campaign so far and has suggested he could be much more at it after the international break.
“Ryan Kent is getting up to speed. He’s not quite at the level of last season but to be fair to him he had a turbulent pre-season in terms of his future being up in the air and then he pulled his hamstring early on at Rangers,” Sutton told the Daily Record.
“These extra few weeks will have done him in good in terms of getting up to speed from a Rangers points of view with the countdown to the cup final well and truly on.”
Rangers have already been in spectacular form this season considering they are level on points with league leaders Celtic with 31 points from 12 games, as well as proving themselves in an extremely tough Europa League group.
They have managed to do that largely without electric wide man Kent and he’s going to add even more dynamism in the final third when he’s back to his best.
Kent is a brilliant ace for Gerrard to have up his sleeve and it would be excellent if he’s firing in front of goal by the Scottish Cup final against Celtic in December.