Ryan Kent reserved one of his poorest performances of the season for the trip to basement boys Hamilton Academical as Rangers were held to a shock 1-1 draw.

Steven Gerrard’s side were lacklustre throughout on Sunday afternoon as Hamilton belied the 56 point gap between the sides to level the scores deep into stoppage time.

Even the Gers goal was fortunate with Borna Barisic’s cross deflecting off Brian Easton for an own-goal.


That came down the left-hand side but ahead of Barisic one player dropped a disasterclass.

Kent is supposed to be the go-to-guy when Rangers need a source of inspiration and creativity.

He is a tricky winger who uses his pace to take on defenders but this was severely lacking in his game on Sunday.


According to WhoScored Kent completed just two of six attempted dribbles (33%).

It was not as if Kent was deprived of the ball for the majority of the game with his 76 touches the third highest total on the pitch and he made 47 passes at 94% completion, making him the most accurate passer out of all players to start.

However only one of the 47 turned out to be a ‘key pass’.

He was also dispossessed six times, three times more than any other Gers player.


Kent had three shots but all of these ended up off target as he failed to find his shooting boots yet again.

That means he has still scored just once since November 22, coming in the 5-0 rout of Ross County on January 23.

One goal in 18 games is a shocking return for a player of his abilities and in a side as dominant as Rangers are.

Only two players were ranked lower by WhoScored who awarded him a 6.36 rating, the joint-lowest they have given him this season in the Scottish Premiership.


Here at Ibrox News we have to agree with the statistics and say that this was among his worst displays in a Light Blue shirt this season, if not his poorest.

This is a club going places and players will be left behind if they do not buck up their ideas.

There is much to admire about Kent’s game but his end product need addressing.

He has contributed to just four goals in his last 15 games with only three assists showing he is not supplying or scoring at a prolific rate either.

Time for him to buck up his ideas, starting against Kilmarnock next Saturday where we expect a vast improvement ahead of the upcoming Europa League clashes with Royal Antwerp.

In other Rangers news, fans react to Scott Wright debut after Hamilton cameo.


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