Kris Boyd has slammed Rangers winger Ryan Kent for creating “next to nothing” so far this season.
The 23-year-old has registered six goals and four assists for the Gers since joining on a permanent deal from Liverpool over the summer, and hasn’t hit the back of the net in four consecutive Scottish Premiership matt he’s after drawing another blank against Kilmarnock in midweek.
And ex-Ibrox hitman Boyd has demanded more from the wide man.
Writing in a column for the Scottish Sun, he said: “Ryan Kent cost £7million. That’s huge money for Gers to be shelling out on someone who has delivered next to nothing in return.
“Celtic spent the same amount of cash on Christopher Jullien and he’s scored seven goals to Kent’s six. He’s a centre-back!
“James Forrest has also been slaughtered by his own fans when the stats show he’s scored 16 goals in all competitions and had 19 assists.
“Kent has set up just FOUR goals. I’m sorry, but how can that be good enough? How is that justifying your wages?
“For me it’s indicative of the Rangers team which is full of players who wander around the club like lottery winners.”
Is Boyd in the right here?
It’s probably fair to say that Kent hasn’t been at the peak of his powers so far this season.
The 23-year-old has shown what he can do in fits and starts, but there hasn’t been the level of consistency that the Bears will have been hoping for when they splashed the cash on him over the summer.
9.88 successful dribbles per game, plus 2.58 accurate crosses, as per Wyscout, are more than respectable numbers, but there is a blatant lack of end product.
Kent should really have been one of Rangers’ star men this season, but instead he has faded into mediocrity.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton ‘sickened’ by senior Ibrox man after loss v Kilmarnock.