By Ray Livingstone

16th Oct, 2019 | 8:44am

Rangers get significant fitness boost as star returns to training

Rangers got a timely fitness boost at the end of the international break with the sight of Ryan Kent back in training. 

Kent rejoined Rangers from Liverpool this summer – this time as a permanent signing for a fee close to £7m.

However, he broke down in his second debut for the club, after just 41 minutes against Livingstone last month.

He’s been out since with a hamstring injury but was pictured back in full training on Tuesday.

The news was posted by the club on its official Twitter page on Tuesday

Rangers have managed without Kent this season and top the league, with both Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe scoring plenty of goals.

Kent will only add to the chances both strikers are making, and will contribute himself (he got six goals and nine assists last season), but it’s important that Steven Gerrard doesn’t rush him back – something the gaffer has said himself about the returning star.

This weekend’s game, against Hearts on Sunday, will likely come too soon for Kent to play any part, but we expect to see him introduced onto the bench after this – possibly for the Europa game against Porto on October 24.

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