Ryan Kent’s absence could prove costly for Rangers v Rapid Vienna
Rangers’ future in the Europa League comes down to the final game of a competitive group G, where all four of the teams can still qualify for the knockouts rounds.
Steven Gerrard’s will qualify with a win away to Austrian outfit Rapid Vienna on Thursday evening, but have been dealt a cruel blow for that match.
Gers attacker Ryan Kent will miss the next couple of weeks with a hamstring problem and it could be a significant loss.
The 22-year-old dazzling wide man has only just returned from an injury and can be one of the side’s best attacking threats when on form.
His directness and trickery on the ball makes him a nightmare for defenders, which is something that the likes of Glenn Middleton or Eros Grezda will need to try replicate in the Rangers XI.
Gerrard would have really benefited from having Kent in the line up against Vienna, as he’s got the running power and dribbling to get his team up the pitch.
The Liverpool loanee has also got the qualities of producing something out of nothing and has been a positive addition at Ibrox.
Rangers will need some different wide options to provide a threat going forward and ensure that Alfredo Morelos is not left in attack isolated.
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