Rangers have been posted missing ever since the winter break, with the side now slipping to 10 points behind Celtic in the title race after their latest display.

The gap – albeit with a game in hand – is beginning to look untenable and many of the club’s supporters are depressingly already looking towards next season after the 2-1 defeat to Killie.

Whilst none of the players have covered themselves in glory over the last five domestic league games, Ryan Kent is a player who has particularly disappointed Rangers fans.

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Are the six goals and four assists Ryan Kent has produced in 25 games this season [Transfermarkt] enough to justify his price tag? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers splashed out a considerable £7m+ outlay [Sky Sports] to bring the former Liverpool youngster to Ibrox on transfer deadline day in the summer.

Despite showing flashes of his ability – including a long-range strike against Hamilton and that sweet hit against Celtic at Parkhead – the 23-year-old isn’t doing enough to justify his price tag.

Kent is often dropping too deep to get the ball, performing tricks and flicks in nothing areas of the field and not receiving it where he can really make a difference.

His movement on the ball is becoming all too predictable, with opposition players keen to keep him on his left foot and prepare to snuff any move out should he cut in on his right.

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Against Kilmarnock, Kent cut a dejected figure and he struggled to once again influence the match.

Rangers supporters have been expressing their disappointment over Kent’s recent performances after the energy-sapping display:

 

Kent isn’t the only one taking a pasting on Twitter after the potentially season-defining defeat at Rugby Park.

Vice-captain Connor Goldson has also been on the receiving end of criticism from fans after a timid display against Alex Dyer’s side.

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