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Alex McLeish has been thrilled by the response of Rangers winger Ryan Kent and his return to form in all competitions in the past month.
The speedster has been instrumental in the Bears reaching the round-of-16 in the Europa League, as well as scoring in consecutive Scottish Premiership games.
McLeish demanded more goals and assists after a dry spell over Christmas and New Year, and has now labelled Kent as a “gamechanger.”
Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “I don’t know if there were other people disgruntled with him, the only thing I could see was he wasn’t scoring like he used to.
“Rangers played slightly differently over a part of this season, and that was the reason was Morelos, not scoring also. There are always those moments where he can be a gamechanger.
“He can make a through pass, he can assist, so these factors all have to be put into the mix, to see him going on a wee burst of goals; his confidence will soar.”
Kent has been untouchable in recent weeks, with the return to European action not only benefitting Alfredo Morelos in the past fortnight.
The 24-year-old has reached double figures for goals and assists in all competitions, which is still a brilliant return in a season where he has been criticised.
McLeish has a great point though, the inclusion of both Morelos and Kemar Roofe in the front three at times has been a big change in the system, and that could have silenced the dangerous duo.
Either way, Kent is back and there will be no stopping the Gers if this continues until the end of the season.
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