'Stuck out like a sore thumb' - Barry Ferguson blown away by Rangers ace on 'another level'
Barry Ferguson was blown away by the performance of Rangers winger Ryan Kent in the 4-0 win over Willem II on Thursday.
The former Gers midfielder admitted that Kent “stuck out like a sore thumb” in Holland and was at the heart of everything positive for Steven Gerrard’s men.
The 23-year-old won the penalty for the opening goal and then scored the second as he tormented the Dutch side all evening.
Ferguson clearly loved what he saw from the winger, who he believes is bursting with confidence at Ibrox right now.
“I enjoyed watching what Rangers did to them all over the park but, let’s be honest, one guy stuck out like a sore thumb. Again,” he wrote in the Daily Record.
“Not only did he win the penalty for the first goal, show the anticipation to score the second and then set up the third with a corner, but everything he did throughout the game was on another level.
“You can tell from looking at him that he’s bursting with confidence. He’s so sharp that you know something is going to happen every time he gets on the ball in that final third.”
Kent was untouchable against Willem, not only scoring and assisting a goal but tormenting their defence all evening.
The 23-year-old drew three fouls, had a 100% shot on target ratio, and had three touches in the Dutch side’s penalty area as they simply couldn’t handle him [WyScout].
Ferguson went onto claim that Leeds’ reported interest in the winger should worry Gerrard, as the Premier League club could easily spend £20million if they wanted too.
Kent has settled down significantly since his rollercoaster start to life in Glasgow, and he will play a massive part if the Bears are to win the Scottish title this season.
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