Alan Hutton suggested that Rangers were yet to see the best of attacker Ryan Kent this season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Gers defender admitted that due to his injury at the start of the season, the winger hasn’t been able to truly show off his talents.
Kent arrived at Ibrox in the summer after joining the Gers from Liverpool on a permanent basis but injured his hamstring 41 minutes into the 3-1 win over Livingston in September.
Hutton explained that he was convinced that the 23-year-old winger was going to be a massive player in the second part of the season as well as a massive player for years to come.
When asked if Kent was set to play a bigger part in the second part of the season as he’s been understandably rusty in the first part, Hutton told Football Insider: “Yeah definitely, I can see how he got injured as there was a back and forth about whether he was going to join and then he signed on the last day.
“He kind of got thrown into it without much of a pre-season which was unfortunate.
“So it’s taking a while for him to come back and yes he was rusty in the first few games, but I think as of late we’re seeing the more explosive Ryan Kent, the guy who can go either way.
“Giving the other team problems, it takes time to get to 100%, and I think he is definitely getting there now.
“Looking to the next stage of the season, he’s going to be massive, he’s going to be one of the first-names on Gerrard’s teamsheet.
“And a lot of good play goes through him, so he’s going to be a massive player for Rangers going forward, not just in this part of the season but in the coming years.”
Kent has featured 15 times for Steven Gerrard’s side this season, scoring three goals and registering three assists in the process.
The Liverpool academy product was in red-hot form for the Gers last season when on loan with them as he scored six goals while registering nine assists, in the 43 outings he made.
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