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Kris Boyd claims Rangers need more from Ryan Kent

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Kris Boyd claims Rangers need more from Ryan Kent

Kris Boyd has claimed that Rangers need more from Ryan Kent and he needs to do better in terms of his goal output.

The left-winger spent the 2018/19 campaign on loan at Ibrox from Liverpool, before completing a permanent switch to the Gers last summer for £7million (BBC).

He did have a hamstring problem earlier in the season, but the 23-year-old has been unable to fully hit top gear.

Kent has played in 24 games across all competitions this season, scoring six goals and supplying four assists in return.

Sky Sports pundit Boyd is convinced that the English wide player can contribute more to the team and feels they are too heavily reliant on certain individuals.


“For me you’re looking for more from people like Ryan Kent,” Boyd told Sky Sports The Debate Show (10:55pm, 13 February).

“£7million that’s a lot of money. Yes six goals, but Celtic have got goals, creativity and assists all over the pitch. Rangers have been relying on one or two people and I think now it’s caught up.”

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Kent has shown in glimpses his true quality this season, but it hasn’t been consistent enough and he’s got a lot of pressure on his shoulders as a big money signing for Rangers.

Steven Gerrard’s side can’t just rely on the forward pair of Jermain Defoe and Alfredo Morelos to bail them out of trouble, so should be getting plenty of goals from wide areas.

Kent has the individual ability to terrorise defences in Scotland, but needs to try be more composed around the penalty box and is guilty of panicking at times.

He’s still a fairly young player that will only improve under Gerrard and is someone that can help Rangers get out of their current sticky patch of form.

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