Ross County defender Connor Randall could find himself going head-to-head with former Liverpool team-mate Ryan Kent when the Staggies face Rangers this season – and the ex-Anfield youngster is looking forward to meeting the “fantastic” winger on the pitch.

Randall played with Kent in Liverpool’s Academy side, where he also worked with a number of the Ibrox coaching staff, and has been impressed with how well the winger has done in Scotland over the last two seasons.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL - FEBRUARY 26: Ryan Kent of Rangers FC in action during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Sporting Club Braga and Rangers FC at Estadio Municipal de Braga on February 26, 2020 in Braga, Portugal.

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Despite being younger than Randall, Kent is one of a few Scottish Premiership players that the defender knows from his time at Anfield and a loan stint with Hearts.

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“He was the year below but once you get to the 18s you play in the 21s too,” Randall told the Daily Record.

 

“He has done well up here and has been fantastic. There are a few lads I know so it will be nice to meet them on the pitch.”

If Kent can find some consistency he has everything needed to be a huge player for Rangers this season in their push for the title.

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Although he is still important just now, there’s still far more that he can offer – even if his transfer fee adds to the expectation from fans.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL - FEBRUARY 26: Ryan Kent of Rangers FC celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Sporting Braga and Rangers FC at Estadio Municipal de Braga on February 26, 2020 in Braga, Portugal.

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With the likes of Ianis Hagi and Alfredo Morelos also in the side, Kent will have plenty attacking options around him and Randall might just wish he never met his former team-mate when they do finally clash.

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