Ryan Kent was left out of the Rangers squad as the Ibrox side faced Dundee and it prompted a variety of reactions from supporters on Twitter.
Kent is arguably one of the club’s key players when he is on form, however, he has been inconsistent so far this season.
It hasn’t helped that the Englishman has missed a chunk of the season due to a hamstring injury sustained against Lyon, and his cutting edge was sorely missed as the Gers struggled to build any momentum.
When the news emerged that the 25-year-old was missing from the squad to face Dundee completely, Rangers fans took to Twitter to try and decipher what was wrong.
Ehm, where’s Kent?
— Lee Hendry 🇳🇱 (@Lee_Hendry1872) December 4, 2021
no kent in the squad 😮
— sam van bronckhorst 🇳🇱 (@smcg72_) December 4, 2021
Hopefully Kent is just being rested
— 💙 (@Andrews22571) December 4, 2021
NO KENT pic.twitter.com/M3uVupLBuz
— Ben 🇳🇱 (@BenBaker___) December 4, 2021
— Geeb 🎙 (@Geeb1872) December 4, 2021
What’s up with Kent?
— LewisWeenie (@LewisWeenie) December 4, 2021
With many bears worrying about a potential injury to the player, it turned out to just be a precaution as he was just being rested by the manager.
“I’m just using the whole squad,” said van Bronckhorst pre-match [RangersTV].
“We are managing the loads as well for Ryan and Steven and I have confidence in my squad and the two others that will come in.
“We still have a lot of players on the bench who can change games so I’m really happy we have so many quality players,”
This will prove to be a big sigh of relief to the fans, especially since there is a large volume of matches to come before the winter break.
Rangers didn’t seem to lose any momentum as they defeated Dundee 3-0, rarely having to get out of second gear.
The next month will be hectic with fixtures coming thick and fast, therefore there could be more chopping and changing of the squad.
The manager knows what he is doing, and his comments suggest he has total faith in players coming into the team and being able to produce their best.
December could prove to be a key month in the title race.