Alan Hutton has been left raving over Ryan Kent after his standout performance for Rangers just days after Leeds United tabled a transfer bid for him.
The former Gers defender and lifelong fan at Ibrox, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has lauded the 23-year-old for his attitude against Kilmarnock on Saturday.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference last week, Gerrard confirmed that the club had received a transfer offer from Leeds for the winger but that the Gers had turned it down.
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Kent went on to score his third goal in five games against Killie to help the Light Blues to a 2-0 win.
Hutton has heralded the former Liverpool starlet for his dedication the cause and insists that other players should take a leaf out of his book if and when transfer speculation builds.
Hutton told Football Insider: “Look at Kent, there’s a concrete bid that’s come in for him which is high and what’s he went and done? He’s gone and put on a good performance.
“He’s knuckled down, he’s worked hard, he looks eager to impress – that’s what you should be doing as a footballer. He’s the one that looks like he can really do something, him and Aribo at the moment are the dangerous players.
“He did have a little dip in form last season but he’s come back and had a good pre-season, he looks sharp, he looks hungry, determined, taking people on, creating problems. He’s a constant thorn in the side of the opposition.
“He seems like a down to earth boy that wants to work hard and is very focused on what he’s doing. I don’t think he’d be turned by the money, he doesn’t seem like that kind of guy, so of course he’ll be focused.”
Kent netted against Aberdeen and St Johnstone earlier this season to help Rangers to a near-perfect start to their Premiership campaign.
The Light Blues’ next game sees them take on Hamilton away from home on Saturday afternoon.
In other Rangers news, the club have made an approach for a forward who cost a Premier League side £10million.