Rangers legend Mark Walters believes that Ibrox star Ryan Kent needs to contribute more goals this season if he is to become a better player at the Gers.
Kent’s goal numbers have been pretty disappointing over the last two seasons, despite being involved in other areas, and Walters thinks he should be scoring once in every four games.
The former Rangers and Liverpool star also thinks more goals will boost Kent’s confidence but insists that he has been a “terrific” signing overall for the Light Blues.
“With all respect, the Rangers lads just now are still settling in. It is a bit more difficult at the moment, but Ryan Kent has the potential to score more goals,” Walters said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“His ratio has to be at least one goal in four if you are playing in that position.
“Centre-forwards cannot always score so other players have to chip in.
“I got Ally McCoist off the penalties, so that helped me get a few more goals.
“Kent definitely needs to score more as that will make him a better player.
“Scoring goals increases your confidence and that is something he has struggled with.
“Overall I’ve been very impressed with him. He’s a terrific signing, a great young player with plenty of attributes.”
Kent has started the new season well and looks much more determined to influence the game at both ends and get involved more in helping out the defence.
This season is going to be a massive one for Kent though and there’s no room for the £7million star to not deliver for Gerrard’s side.
After the huge outlay to bring him to Ibrox, Kent can’t be viewed as a young player just finding his feet forever and needs to step up and show what he has in his locker.
Getting more goals would be a massive step in the right direction, as would more assists, and would really help push the Gers towards title number 55 this season.