Alan Hutton believes James Tavernier and Ryan Kent are key to Rangers Europa League final success
Former Rangers defender Alan Hutton has named James Tavernier and Ryan Kent as the two main danger men for the team ahead of the Europa League final.
Rangers head to Seville to face Frankfurt in the Europa League final on Wednesday [May 18] looking to go one step further than when they reached the final back in 2008.
But with Kemar Roofe a doubt and Alfredo Morelos ruled out through injury, Hutton has named the two men he feels pose the biggest threat to the Bundesliga side while speaking to Wettbasis and says they’re ‘very dangerous’.
“The usual suspects,” he said when asked who the danger men will be.
“James Tavernier is very dangerous. Although he plays as a defender, he tops the Rangers goalscoring list in the Europa League.”
“When he plays well, Rangers play well. He is very dangerous from distance. He has improved a few things.”
“On the other side, you have Ryan Kent. He’s very quick. He can pass left or right and get the balls into the penalty area.”
“Both are very dangerous and you shouldn’t let them out of your sight.”
Hutton summed it up perfectly when he said it was the usual suspects, but the fact that we know who the main men are and they’ve made it this far tells you how good they’ve been.
Rangers have been able to dispatch of some excellent sides because of the brilliant performances of their top players, with Tavernier leading the goalscoring charts for the entire tournament from right-back.
Their level of consistency has been unmatched and they have delivered against all levels of opposition and have had great seasons both domestically and in Europe.
If the club are to reach the promised land then these two will be absolutely key and everyone knows it. They have unmatched quality throughout the squad and will be the ones that everyone else is looking to.
Frankfurt will know that too, but they have to stop them because knowing it isn’t enough and we know how much damage Kent can do in particular if given the chance.
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