Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has lauded Ryan Kent’s recent form for the Light Blues and believes the Ibrox star must be “getting close” to an England call-up.
Kent won a penalty for the first goal, scored the second and the set up the third in the 4-0 win against the Dutch side and Gary Mac is delighted to see the former Liverpool winger playing with confidence.
The £7million signing has been the Gers best player this season so far, helping fire Rangers into the Europa League playoff and to the top of the Scottish Premiership.
“I’d agree that he is very exciting at the moment and playing with a lot of confidence,” McAllister said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“What I would say is that when he’s performing the way he did against a team from Holland – Willem II are a good side who are in the Europa League on merit – then he must be getting close.
“There is a push towards younger players with the England set-up under Gareth Southgate. And Ryan is exciting.
“I don’t want to be shouting from the rooftops but there is a player here who is in really good form.”
While an England call-up might seem unlikely, with Premier League teams sniffing around Kent, it’s clear he’s caught the eye south of the border with his recent form.
Whether that is enough to convince Gareth Southgate to give him a call is anyone’s guess but it wouldn’t be unfair to suggest Kent is one of THE in-form English players at the moment.
The chance to represent his country is one that would no doubt help Kent push on and reach another level – although it might just be the thing that really draws attention to his form and lead to further interest from south of the border.