Rangers’ Old Firm goalscorer Ryan Kent proved Kris Commons wrong following his recent comments ahead of their recent clash.
The Lowdown: Kent’s form
This led to former Celtic midfielder Commons describing the 26-year-old as a “show pony” and nowhere near the level of Jota, his opposite number in the Bhoys side.
The Latest: Commons’ comments
In the build-up to the Old Firm derby, Commons claimed that Celtic shouldn’t fear their arch-rivals because they’re stronger to a man, but left special attention to the former Liverpool man, writing in his column in the Scottish Daily Mail, (as quoted by The Scottish Sun): “Ryan Kent ahead of Jota? Don’t make me laugh.
“I’ve said it before this season – Jota is the player Ryan Kent dreams of being.
“Kent is a show pony who too often flatters to deceive. His end product is woeful for a player who cost Rangers £7m.
“To be honest, Celtic could probably field two entirely different midfields who would still be better than Rangers’ first-choice trio.”
The Verdict: Kent has last laugh
But as has been the case in the past, you can’t leave Kent out of an Old Firm derby, with him adding to his previous two goals and four assists in the fixture.
He showed his quality with a beautiful curling effort to score the Gers’ equaliser early in the second half, whilst Commons’ man Jota only saw 13 minutes at the end, with him used as a second-half substitute for the third game in a row, adding to a run of seven games without a goal involvement.
With his future still unclear at Ibrox, it’ll be a huge boost to Kent’s confidence in front of goal with him continuing to be a key part of the plans at Rangers having picked up his seventh successive 90-minute display as Michael Beale’s side continue their unbeaten start under the new boss.
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