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Rangers: Ally McCoist criticises Ryan Kent performance

Rangers: Ally McCoist criticises Ryan Kent performance -Rangers News

Glasgow Rangers legend Ally McCoist was critical of Ryan Kent as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s team went back to Ibrox empty-handed on Wednesday night.

The Lowdown: Another heavy defeat

The Gers followed up their 4-0 loss away at bitter rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premiership over the weekend with another heavy 4-0 defeat away at Ajax in their opening game of the UEFA Champions League group stages.

They found themselves 3-0 down at half-time once more, before former Tottenham Hotspur winger Steven Bergwijn rubbed salt into the wounds with a fourth in the second half.

The Latest: Kent criticised

Speaking on BT Sport (via Football Scotland), McCoist was particularly critical of Kent, who failed to get himself back onside when Borna Barisic did get the visitors back into the match, only for it to be chalked off by VAR:

“There’s no excuse for that. None at all. If you are a winger or a wingback you look across the line, particularly when the ball is on the other side and you’re looking across the angle.

“That ball travels 50/60 yards, get yourself onside. It’s a matter of running an extra two yards. It’s laziness, absolute laziness. He can play there’s no doubt about it but that’s just a mental laziness not to run an extra two yards and it ends up costing your left full back and your team a great goal.”

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The Verdict: Must do better

Kent will know that he needs to do better in that situation, as his performance, like many of his teammates, lacked any real fight.

The winger lost out on four of his duels in total, while he also failed to record a single clearance or interception, giving the ball away eight times (SofaScore).

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In terms of going forward, his lack of impact really showed, as he failed to make a key pass or cross, and ended up having fewer touches of the ball than his own goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin (SofaScore).

Nonetheless, Kent simply has to do more if he is to justify his starting place for the Light Blues.


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