The Terrace podcast pundit Joel Sked has aired his thoughts on the recent form of Rangers’ English forward Ryan Kent.
Kent has been situated at Ibrox since the 24-year-old winger signed for the club on loan from Liverpool during the summer of 2018, a year on from the loan switch, he joined the club permanently for a £6.48m fee (per Transfermarkt).
Since making the move to Scotland from Merseyside, the Englishman has made 108 appearances for the Gers, in which he has bagged 20 goals and 24 assists.
This season is where 32 of those 108 appearances for Steven Gerrard’s side have been made, with six of the goals and 11 of the assists coming this term, too.
During the latest episode of The Terrace Scottish Football Podcast, Sked discussed Rangers’ recent form and aired his thoughts on Kent’s performances.
He said: “Sometimes watching him, I still get frustrated with him because there were moments [against Aberdeen] where he was dribbling, he was doing these stepovers and he was just gliding past players with ease.
“You just think he has the quality to do that more often, to influence games much more for a much longer period.
“You [saw] the assist for [Alfredo] Morelos’ second goal, at first I didn’t think he meant it and then when you actually see it on the replay, it was just delicious.”
TIF Thoughts on what Joel Sked said about Ryan Kent…
As can be seen in what the podcaster had to say, he believes that Kent can be frustrating because he does not always perform at the level he is capable of.
Do you think Ryan Kent could perform at a high standard more consistently?
No, he already does that
Yes, I think he could
Over the winger’s 23 appearances in the Premiership so far this season, he has earned a stellar 7.45/10 average rating (per WhoScored).
That rating means that the 24-year-old Englishman is the second-best performer in Gerrard’s first-team squad, trailing only James Tavernier.
So, that would certainly seem to suggest that the forward has shown that he is capable of consistently performing at a high standard across the whole season.