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Rangers: Ryan Kent let Gio van Bronckhorst down on Sunday

Glasgow Rangers returned to winning ways on Sunday as they beat Motherwell 2-1 away from Ibrox in the Premiership to quickly drown their European sorrows.

The Light Blues had been smashed 7-1 by Liverpool in midweek and Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side reacted well to pick up three points in the Scottish top-flight.

It was far from a glamorous performance from the Gers but it was enough to pick up all three points as Malik Tillman and John Lundstram scored the goals.

The former opened the scoring with a sensational solo run, darting past several players before firing the ball past Liam Kelly, and the latter found the back of the net from a corner.

Motherwell pulled one back towards the end of the match in bizarre fashion as Allan McGregor misjudged a free-kick and allowed the ball to sail over his head and into the far corner, despite his starting position being on that post.

Rangers managed to see out the rest of the match but it was far from a perfect display as a number of players failed to show the best of themselves.

Whilst McGregor could be faulted for the goal that the Gers conceded, one player who was arguably worse than the 40-year-old veteran was left winger Ryan Kent.

The Englishman, who has scored just once in the Premiership in 2022, struggled badly on and off the ball throughout the match as he went through another game without a goal contribution.

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Gio van Bronckhorst coaching on the touchline for Rangers

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In possession, Kent was wasteful on the ball. As per SofaScore, he only created one chance from 50 touches and failed with three of his four attempted dribbles, whilst only completing half of his four crossing attempts.

He also passed up an excellent chance to get a shot away in the box on his left foot early on in the game. Instead of pulling the trigger on his weak side, he tried to cut in on his right and was smothered off the ball.

Therefore, he did not make the most of the opportunities he had to dribble at players, put the ball into the box, or shoot, and van Bronckhorst will surely be disappointed by the forward’s lack of quality in the final third.

The £18k-per-week dud also left a lot to be desired out of possession. Via SofaScore, he lost a whopping 81% (13/16) individual duels as he was bullied far too often by Motherwell’s defenders.

McGregor may have made an error, but at least it was only one. Kent, on the other hand, was consistently sloppy both in and out of possession, as he cost his team on a regular basis. For that, he was certainly worse than the Rangers stopper during the course of the match.

The manager will undoubtedly feel let down by the attacker’s display.

Article title: Rangers: Ryan Kent let Gio van Bronckhorst down on Sunday

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