By Pranav Shahaney

14th Aug, 2022 | 8:40am

Ryan Kent was rested for Rangers v St. Johnstone as a precaution and will not be ruled out of the Champions League qualifier on Tuesday.

The English attacker’s absence from the matchday squad in the 4-0 win on Saturday led to worries among the Gers faithful, but their fears have now been allayed.

However, he was only rested and this will not affect his presence in the game against PSV Eindhoven next week.

Via Twitter, Heart and Hand, the club’s official media partner, wrote, “Kent rested. Fine for Tuesday according to club.”

Good news

Kent is an X-Factor player who can turn the game around in the blink of an eye.

His raw pace coupled with his ability to run at defences makes things extremely difficult for defenders to deal.

He’s also got the ability to find the back of the net and he’s all set to start against the Dutch side on Tuesday.

It does make sense to give him a break for this one as he’s only returning from an injury and overworking him may aggravate it.

Kent is one of Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s most talented players so it makes sense for him to use him sparingly and play him in games where his electricity may be needed to turn things around.

Hopefully, Gers used the game on Saturday to get their legs fresh for this contest as they cannot afford to take a team of PSV’s calibre lightly.

In other Rangers news, Celtic and the Gers are at loggerheads over a record-breaking SPFL midfielder and a bid for him has already been tabled.