Former Rangers forward Neil McCann has told Rangers TV, via the Daily Record, that Ryan Kent is a better player than he was for the club.
The ex-Liverpool youngster signed for Rangers at the start of last season and scored seven goals in 21 Premiership games during 2019/20.
Kent cost the Gers £7.5 million and McCann was quick to pay testament to the youngster after last night’s 3-0 win over St Johnstone.
Former Rangers midfielder Alex Rae featured alongside McCann as a pundit and he thinks Kent should be aiming for 15 goals this season – a total that McCann can’t disagree with.
He told Rangers TV, via the Daily Record: “Ryan Kent has more tools in his bag that I had.
“My right foot was for standing on! I scored a couple with it, but he’s got a real message with both sides.
“And I tell you, I’m not a full-back but a guy coming at you on either side is more difficult.
“I think Alex (Rae) is absolutely right to ask for 15 goals, and Steven Gerrard will be asking for the same amount.”
Kent won’t have been happy with his total goal contributions last season and will hope for a better return this season.
The ex-Liverpool youngster did struggle with an injury for some of last season and that definitely hampered his progress.
Kent has been in brilliant form during the first three games and Gerrard will hope he can continue his rich vein of performances.
Capable of playing on both flanks, the 23-year-old has looked brilliant alongside Ianis Hagi and Joe Aribo; at times looking unplayable for the Gers.
McCann spent five years at Rangers, scoring 19 goals in 113 appearances and he knows all about winning trophies at Ibrox.
If Kent continues his devastating performance levels then he too might experience the sweet taste of silverware north of the border.