The return of Rangers star Ryan Jack might grab many of the headlines following the 4-2 victory over Ross County but the timely return of Ryan Kent looks to have added a missing dimension to the Ibrox side.

The £7m former Liverpool winger is the most expensive player in Steven Gerrard’s squad and whilst the club has been stumbling along there can be no doubt that his absence has been felt.


Ryan Kent has been impressing since returning to the Rangers team. (Photo by MARTIN SYLVEST/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images)

Injuring his hamstring against Lyon in the Europa League seven weeks ago, even prior to the injury there was a sentiment that Kent was being overused and perhaps needed a break.

On the sidelines and watching the team toil at times this season, Kent has worked his way back to fitness and has arrived back on the scene with the bit between his teeth.

In the 1-1 Europa League draw with Brondby during the week Kent’s introduction helped to transform the momentum in the side and from the start against Ross County the winger was right up for it.

Rangers star Ryan Kent looked more like his old self against Ross County

Back to his sparkling, direct and relentless best, Kent was a constant threat throughout the match and capped his display with a wonderful, long-range effort which dipped over county keeper Ashley Maynard-Brewer.

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It’s telling that this was Kent’s first strike of the season and as we head into the international break the player now has a fortnight to increase his fitness.


Playing only an hour against the Staggies, Kent will be an increasingly important player for Rangers over what could prove to be a pivotal festive period.

But from what we have seen from the talented winger today, perhaps the player’s recent absence and tired displays in early season are a big reason why the club hasn’t quite hit top gear this season.

Rangers fans were delighted with the contribution of Ryan Kent in the match but the appearance of namesake Ryan Jack in the match caught plenty of supporter attention.

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