By Noel Whelan

19th Sep, 2021 | 9:39am

Rangers tipped for 'problems' after 'horrible' Kent injury update - pundit

Noel Whelan is predicting problems for Rangers against Motherwell after Steven Gerrard’s update on Ryan Kent.

The former Aberdeen hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted after Kent picked up a knock against Lyon on Thursday.

Speaking in Friday’s press conference, Steven Gerrard revealed Kent had a scan and could face “a few weeks” on the sidelines.

Kent has received criticism for his performances this season despite picking up four assists in eight outings.

The attacker has failed to find the back of the net this term and didn’t turn up as Rangers crashed out of the Champions League.

Rangers welcome Motherwell to Ibrox today and could go top of the league with a win.

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Whelan is predicting problems for the Gers with Filip Helander also sidelined with a long-term injury.

“It’s not good news,” Whelan told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“It’s just one of those horrible things players get, you know those injuries will happen it’s just unfortunate it’s happened to such a key player.

“He really makes them tick in that central midfield area. He’s such an exciting player and he will be a huge miss.

“Kent adds a lot to that midfield, he quickens the pace and keeps everyone else alert. His absence is a big problem.

“Rangers aren’t at full strength now and we know about the issues they are having at the back.

Rangers lost 2-0 to Lyon in their opening Europa League group game on Thursday.

Kent sustained his injury with 70 minutes on the clock and was replaced by Kemar Roofe.

In other news, Whelan can’t believe what Rangers have done behind the scenes after BBC Scotland update.