A big Rangers injury update has emerged on Ibrox attacker Ryan Kent and his fitness after the club’s Scottish Cup win over the weekend…
What’s the latest?
Gio van Bronckhorst has confirmed that the forward has not suffered any long-lasting damage after he was left worse for wear from a challenge on Sunday.
The attacker went in for a 50/50 tackle and ended up hobbling off the pitch before receiving treatment, in the form of an ice pack, on the bench after being substituted. However, the head coach has allayed any fears that he will be out for a significant length of time.
He told the Glasgow Times: “He is fine. He just had a bruise, I don’t think it was anything special.
“I wanted to take him off just before it happened but he is ok.”
Connor Goldson, James Tavernier and Fashion Sakala scored the goals for the Gers as they booked their place in the semi-final by breezing past Dundee FC.
The Ibrox faithful will surely be left buzzing with this news as they would not want to see Kent out injured for any spell of games. He is a massive player for the club and having him available will be crucial heading into the final months of the campaign.
Kent has racked up two goals and 15 assists in all competitions for the Gers this term. This includes an impressive four assists in seven Europa League outings and this shows that he has the quality to be a constant creative threat down the flank.
One negative you can throw his way is his lack of goals. He has averaged 2.8 shots per game across 21 appearances in the Premiership and has two goals to show for it, but his creativity goes a long way to making up for that as he is setting up his teammates on a regular basis.
The ex-Liverpool man has created a whopping nine ‘big chances’ in the league, along with three in Europe, and this shows that he is delivering quality end product. A key pass can be as little as him passing the ball four yards for Ryan Jack to take a shot from 30 yards but his ‘big chance’ creation numbers prove that he is supplying high-quality openings.
This is why the supporters will be buzzing to learn that he has not suffered a big injury blow. Having him available will be crucial and a major boost because of the threat he provides and van Bronckhorst will surely be hoping that he will be fine to face Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.