Rangers need more from Kent in bid to down BSC Young Boys
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Rangers need more from Kent in bid to down BSC Young Boys

Ryan Kent is one of the key figures for Rangers heading into tonight’s Europa League reckoning against BSC Young Boys.

The 23-year-old winger cost the club a whopping £7.5 million from Liverpool on deadline day [Sky Sports] and towards the end of last month, he looked to be hitting top gear.

He netted a brace away at Hamilton, registered an assist at Feyenoord and scored against Hearts at Ibrox in a three-game blitz.

Kent celebrates netting against Hearts at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Yet in the last two games, he’s struggled to make an impact.

After a bright first half an hour, he and his teammates lost their way at Pittodrie just over a week ago, while he had very little impact on the League Cup final on a heavy Hampden surface.

Kent got very little change out of Celtic’s teenage right-back Jeremie Frimpong and when he resorted to drifting inside, he wasn’t able to find a route through.

His one clear sighting at goal came from range towards the end of the first half, and he sliced his effort high and wide of the target.

Kent fires over from distance against Celtic. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

As the paciest and trickiest member of this Gers squad, Steven Gerrard will be hoping that Kent can produce much more at Ibrox tonight.

With the Gers knowing a win will see them top the Group G standings, he’s likely to have full license to go at the Swiss side’s full-backs. The fans want to see a Kent full of running and endeavour, but also with the type of end product he showed against Accies last month.

This is a night for big-game players to stand up, and the ex-Liverpool man has shown in the past that he’s fond of a big occasion.

Here’s our Predicted XI for tonight’s game, while you can find a Match Preview over on our YouTube channel.

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