By Ben Brown

28th Apr, 2022 | 10:40am

Ryan Kent hasn't played well for Rangers this season says Gordon Dalziel

Former Rangers striker Gordon Dalziel has criticised current star Ryan Kent, saying the winger’s performances haven’t been good enough.

The 25-year-old English winger has struggled to repeat the 13 goal haul he managed last term at Ibrox, so far only netting three times across all competitions.

And with the PFA Team of the Year recently excluding the ex-Liverpool man, Dalziel isn’t surprised by Kent’s absence.

“I think Kent has not had a good season at all,” he told Clyde1’s Superscoreboard (26 April).

“Look, he’s had his moments but I do not think Kent deserves to be in the team of the year.”

Poor Return

It’s been a frustrating campaign for Kent as he has failed to build upon last season’s big contribution to Rangers’ Scottish Premiership success.

A hamstring injury suffered in September hasn’t helped his cause but the reality is he’s laboured to find the same ruthlessness in front of goal since returning.

That’s not to say he hasn’t still found ways to be effective from the left-hand side, picking up 17 assists in all competitions, but it is a shame he currently seems to build one aspect of his game and leave the other one trailing in the distance.

There’s no doubt a really talented player lies within Kent, but inconsistency as for many skilful wingers has been a problem ever since his arrival at Ibrox.

It’s captain obvious’ request but if he gets that nailed down, he can be a key player for Giovanni van Bronckhorst for many years to come.

In other Rangers news, Allan McGregor can’t wait for the clubs Europe League semi-final against RB Leipzig.