TV pundit Chris Sutton is backing Rangers winger Ryan Kent to improve his form following a difficult start to his second spell at Ibrox.
The 23-year-old had a disrupted pre-season with Liverpool before finally sealing a £7.5m switch to the Gers, but a hamstring injury has hampered his first couple of months back at the club.
However, with Kent now back to full fitness and having had a rest during the international fixtures, Sutton feels the Englishman could be gearing up to play his best football ahead of the Betfred Cup final against Celtic:
“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.”
“These extra few weeks will have done him in good in terms of getting up to speed from a Rangers point of view with the countdown to the cup final well and truly on.”
Kent is certainly getting back into the groove after making three starts in a row for Steven Gerrard’s side before the international break.
He is still yet to score after sealing his permanent move to Ibrox, but if he continues to play a prominent role for Rangers, his first goal will come sooner rather than later.