Ryan Kent’s performance against Dundee has earned rave reviews from the supporters.
Rangers ran out impressive 4-0 winners against Neil McCann’s struggling Dundee outfit. Goals from Lassana Coulibaly, Kent, James Tavernier, and Glenn Middleton sealed a terrific win for Steven Gerrard’s Gers.
Therefore, Rangers jump back up to fourth place and back to within two points of Celtic. They are, however, seven points behind Hearts who top the Premiership after week five.
There were so many start performers against Dundee, but fans took time out to praise Kent for his stunning display.
The on-loan Liverpool wide-man scored his first goal for the club, and therefore made sure Rangers got back to winning ways.
Supporters have since been queuing up on Twitter to praise the left-winger. Below we take a look at the best of the reaction:
“Shades of Durrant”
Shades of Durrant vs Aberdeen about this Ryan Kent goal ✋🤚 https://t.co/tjycrIunry
— David Binnie (@DavidBinnie76) September 16, 2018
Delighted for Ryan Kent. He's been one of the best signings so far this season, he deserved that today. Hopefully gives him the confidence to replicate it more often
— Andy C (@pipedown27) September 15, 2018
Ryan Kent was my man of the match until he went off. Been threatening an end product and today he got it.
— The Narcoleptic Bear (@thenarcobear) September 15, 2018
Ryan Kent with his best 45 minutes of football since arriving in Glasgow. Tearing Dundee to shreds this afternoon.
— Dougie Wright (@dougie_wright) September 15, 2018
Ryan Kent has been quality today best performance from him so far 🔥
— Ryan (@ryan2tomson) September 15, 2018
He's been a cracking signing. I hope it becomes permanent. Fast, direct, determined. Tracks back, gets stuck in. Brilliant attitude @ryankent
— Joycie Banachek (@JoycieBanachek) September 15, 2018
Special mention to the hard work and excellent passing and movement by Ryan Kent for his goal. Looks like he’s improving.
— Nathan (@Nath_RFC) September 15, 2018
Great result today I agree with SG we can play much better but on the plus side I thought that was Ryan Kent’s best hour in a Rangers jersey well played that man👏👏👏👏🔴⚪️🔵🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
— Old Bean Loyal (@ArchyBack67) September 15, 2018
Really happy with @ryankent getting his first goal, weight off his shoulders considering he's been putting in shifts up and down so far this season, it's nice to see. Also ecstatic for @Glenn_M22 doing what he does for fun for the Unders and Scotland. 🔵🔴⚪
— Dotty (@dottyRFC) September 15, 2018
Supporters seem to agree strongly that Kent has been threatening this kind of performance for a while. The youngster has been threatening to do damage with his pace and directness all season, but against Dundee his endeavour finally brought reward.
The challenge for him now, however, is to keep it up on a consistent basis. So often wingers struggle to replicate good displays against better quality of opposition. Dundee are rooted to the bottom of the table, and therefore weren’t expected to put up much of a challenge.
With some big games coming up against Villarreal, St Johnstone, and Hearts in the coming weeks, Kent will be tested to a greater extent.
Glenn Middleton also appears to be breathing right down his neck after netting against the Dees himself. Middleton is another flair player who’ll be looking to bag more game-time this season. Therefore, it’s even more important that Kent keeps up his startling early displays.
A trip to El Madrigal now awaits, and Kent has to be ready for the toughest challenge of his career.