Kris Boyd has explained his decision to leave Rangers winger Ryan Kent out of his Scottish Premiership team of the week.

Kent scored an outrageous goal and bagged himself an assist in an exceptional personal display as his side breezed past Aberdeen with a 4-0 win on Sunday.

Boyd omitted Kent from his Sun Sport team of the week, which was posted on The Scottish Sun’s Instagram page, to the surprise of one Rangers fan.

An account with the name ‘allrangers_’ asked Boyd why Kent wasn’t selected in the team after his impressive performance.

Boyd jokingly replied that Kent needed a ‘rest’ after being selected in the team of the week so often this season.

He said, “Rested him this week, he’s been in every week” followed by a few emojis that perhaps suggest that Boyd simply forgot about Kent’s performance.

Kent grabbed the opener against Aberdeen with a fantastic long-range effort after nutmegging Dons midfielder Funso Ojo.

The English winger was a constant threat and tormented the Dons defence all afternoon as the Gers extended their lead over Celtic with a comfortable win.

Connor Goldson, James Tavernier, Scott Arfield and Kemar Roofe all made Boyd’s team which is a testament to how well the Gers played against Aberdeen.

It was also another game for the Light Blues in which they didn’t concede which will fill Gers fans with confidence ahead of their side’s crucial Europa League game against Benfica on Thursday.

Kent will be looking to put in a similar high-quality performance if he is selected to start against Benfica.

With his form this season, is there any way Steven Gerrard can leave him out?

In other Rangers news, a Sky Sports journalist has explained that the Gers are on Celtic minds after the Hoops poor run of form. 


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