Journalist Scott Burns has criticised Rangers winger Ryan Kent for his performance in the side’s 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Ajax in their final Champions League group stage clash.
Burns gave the 25-year-old a rating of 5/10 in his post-match player ratings piece as the Gers crashed out of Europe with another defeat at Ibrox.
Kent has endured a tough time in the Champions League group stages this season and has been unable to inspire Rangers to so much as a point in the competition, having provided neither a goal nor assist in Europe.
The wide-man has come in for criticism for his below-par displays this season and he will quickly want to put the side’s European campaign behind him.
And Burns was particularly unimpressed with Kent, describing his performance as a “major disappointment”.
Commenting on Kent in the Daily Record, he wrote: “The winger put in an early cross that brought an early chance for Sakala. Apart from that, it was another night of major disappointment.”
TIF Thoughts on Burns’ comments…
It is a struggle to try and defend Kent, whose performances have clearly dipped this season, which could potentially be attributed to the wide-man having less than a year remaining on his contract at Ibrox.
And Tuesday evening’s performance was no exception, with the former Liverpool man earning a SofaScore rating of 6.3, losing the ball 11 times throughout the game and only producing one blocked shot in terms of efforts on goal.
Therefore, we agree with Burns’ rating and think that Kent put in yet another poor display in a Rangers shirt.