Rangers winger Ryan Kent has been put on a special training programme, according to the Football Insider. The coaching staff are reportedly “concerned” about the 22-year-old’s match fitness.
The midfielder has played just one match over the past six weeks, playing in Liverpool Under 23’s 4-0 defeat to Tottenham back in August.
As doubts over his future lingered on throughout the rest of the month, he did not feature in subsequent fixtures, leaving him very short of game time.
Kent has had a full pre-season with Liverpool and there are no injury concerns but his lack of match sharpness does mean he is unlikely to start when Rangers face Livingston on Saturday.
The Gers have shelled out an initial £6.5m on the winger, and it is a long-term investment so there will be no concerns in that regard, but manager Steven Gerrard will be keen to get the winger into the team as soon as possible to inject some life into the team’s attack.