Ryan Kent’s return to the Rangers squad is imminent after he was pictured in Rangers training today. Let’s hope he’s back in for Sunday’s trip to St. Johnstone.
But whilst fans may breath a sigh of relief amidst a hectic schedule, perhaps we shouldn’t gasp too much. Kent was on superb form before he picked up the knock but that doesn’t mean he’ll pick off from there come Sunday.
Don’t get me wrong, I hope that he does. But at 21 and with an inconsistent history professionally, it might take one or two games to get his engines firing again.
But when he gets them going he can be top player and has shown that already this year. Kent was on a massive upwind before he was crocked with a hamstring injury in November.
With Jamie Murphy out, a lot of expectancy was thrust onto his shoulders. He handled it very well. So much so there was talk of him signing permanently and it feels like it’s reignited the talent winger’s career.
But part of being a professional is bouncing back from injury. Especially ones picked up in the midst of a purple patch.
Rangers need him firing in the next three games. The two wing berths are currently being shared between Daniel Candeias, Eros Grezda and Glenn Middleton. You can see how important Kent is to the squad.
If he is tossed back in against St. Johnstone let’s hope he can show it.