Steven Gerrard has provided a fitness update on Rangers winger Ryan Kent, as quoted by the Daily Record.

The 22-year-old signed for the club for £7.5m [Sky Sports] from Liverpool on Deadline Day, much to the delight of Bears.

Kent is back in Glasgow after a summer of uncertainty. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, his second Gers debut ended in nightmarish fashion in the first half, when the winger injured his hamstring.

That was a fortnight ago now, and the player is back up and moving around. Gerrard is in no rush to reintroduce him, though.

“We will be sensible with him this time,” said the manager, as quoted by the Daily Record. “Ryan is doing everything he can to get back but we need to wait and see how much training he does.”

“The last time he told me he was totally fine and 100 per cent ready, he wasn’t!”

Kent fires at goal during the League Cup semi-final against Aberdeen. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Verdict

Gerrard is referring to the time when Kent spent around a month out with a muscle injury last season, before returning at Dundee in December and picking up another problem.

The Gers boss didn’t give a specific time frame for his comeback, and that may be frustrating for some fans. Yet, this is undoubtedly the best approach to take.

Neither Kent nor Jordan Jones featured in Thursday’s training gallery [Rangers.co.uk], so right now, it looks unlikely to that either will feature before the international break, which kicks in after the game against Hamilton on 6 October.

Perhaps, the break will come at a good time, though. Should he be close to a return by that stage, Kent can use the extra time to train hard and make sure he’s as prepared as possible for a big end to October, where the Gers travel to Hearts and Porto, before hosting Motherwell, in the space of a week.

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