Some players thrive when put upon the biggest stages. Two Liverpool loanees have had the chance to do that this season, and as Ovie Ejaria called time on his loan after some poor displays, young Ryan Kent showed what’s made of when he bossed Celtic off the park in yesterday’s 1-0 Old Firm win for Steven Gerrard.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) 29 December 2018
Ryan Kent hasn’t been the man who the Gers have always looked to when they’ve needed a performance, but like all of football’s biggest names, you need not ask for them to deliver, and Ryan Kent needed no invitation to take his chance when the world was watching. His performance against Celtic had fans wishing games were longer than 90 minutes just so they witness more of his brilliance, and it was the sublime youngster who laid on the only goal of the game.
Whenever you score the winning goal in a massive city derby, you deserve headlines. No one is taking that away from Ryan Jack, whose deflected strike was enough to see of Celtic, but in truth, even Jack will be lauding his on-loan teammate. The next step for Kent will be to make the performance from yesterday his benchmark and add consistency. His 90 minutes yesterday was just his second appearance in ten for Rangers in the league, but there’s no way Steven Gerrard will be able to leave him out after it.
You can read the Bluenoses’ thoughts on Kent’s heroics here:
Can i just say, i love this Guy
— David Hunter (@DaveHunter123) 29 December 2018
Come back firing . The boy is fearless and a winner
— puddy licka (@JDECEMBER) December 29, 2018
Com'on Gers get him signed up proper he is class,reminds me of the great Davie Cooper
— Kenneth Maclennan (@KennethMaclenn1) December 29, 2018
Huge player for us. Just need a creative number 10.
— Levi Stubbs (@levi_stubbs) December 29, 2018
Get him signed permanent pronto
— L (@stevenlauder95) December 29, 2018
Incredible today chief!
— Mark Morrison (@MarkMor37671914) 29 December 2018
Some boys just don’t get it, this boy does. Keep him forever
— Scott earley (@earleyboyehfc2) 29 December 2018
Both Lustig and Forrest in his pocket. 10/10 performance.
— El Cucuy (@Robert7217) December 29, 2018
The Gers needed someone to step up and take the game to Celtic yesterday, and Ryan Kent was that man in a victory that will live long in the memory for the fans.
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