Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield has heaped praise on his Ibrox teammate Ryan Kent for his outstanding performances so far this season, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
The tricky wide player has four goals and three assists in eight 2020/21 Premiership appearances and he was the standout attacking player in the Netherlands on Thursday night, winning a penalty, scoring and picking up an assist, as the Gers defeated Willem II 4-0 in a Europa League third-round qualifier.
Arfield is delighted for Kent, who he believes brings an X factor to the Rangers team.
“Last season, Ryan Kent’s numbers didn’t reflect his ability,” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun. “But this season he is flying with the goals and assists he is getting.”
“We would have scored so many more goals last season if we’d taken the chances Ryan created. The boy is on fire and his confidence is high. When he plays well he takes us to another level.
“It is a pleasure to play with him as he is making the right decisions at the right times. His pace is frightening, and he is now adding goals to his game as well. “
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Arfield himself has had a strong last few outings in a Rangers jersey but Kent has been the club’s best player so far this season.
His return of seven goals and no assists across the curtailed 2019/20 league campaign was disappointing given his £7m transfer fee.
However, as Arfield has pointed out, he’s now playing with much more confidence and the goals and assists are flowing.
Kent’s pace and trickery are real assets when he plays with directness and his partnership with Borna Barisic makes Rangers extremely strong on the left side.
When the Gers head to Motherwell on Sunday, the former Liverpool player is nailed on to start and will be looking to make another big contribution in attack.