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Rangers: Ryan Kent was Van Bronckhorst’s star performer today

Glasgow Rangers continued their momentum from an astounding result in the Champions League play-offs on Wednesday evening to defeat Ross County 4-0 at Ibrox this afternoon.

The result puts them top of the Premiership table, one point ahead of their Glasgow arch-rivals, who play tomorrow.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men took the lead through John Lundstram’s deflected strike, redeeming himself for last week’s red card against Hibernian, with the decision later being rescinded.

A double for in-form hitman Antonio Colak, with one being an athletic bicycle kick, took his Ibrox goal tally to seven in as many games and made it comfortable for Rangers before Steven Davis put the icing on the cake as the match finished 4-0.

Ryan Kent stole the show

Prior to today’s match, Ryan Kent has been uncharacteristically quiet so far this season, grabbing only one assist and missing three games through injury, but he had arguably his best display of the campaign so far against County.

SofaScore gave the Englishman a rating of 7.8, the third-highest on the pitch behind Colak and Borna Barisic, and he managed an impressive 57 touches during his 62 minutes of action, showing his enthusiasm to constantly make things happen for the Light Blues.

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The 25-year-old also completed 88% of his passes, had three shots and played five key passes during the contest, figures which mark him out as one of the finest players in the country when he is in the mood.

The Athletic’s Rangers correspondent Jordan Campbell stated that Kent was direct and “playing with a bit of pizzazz” today, and this is the player that Van Bronckhorst would want to see every time he takes to the field.

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The 25-year-old deserved a goal for his performance, although one of his weaknesses in recent times is a lack of killer instinct. Last season he registered a staggering 19 assists in all competitions but found the net only three times.

He has scored big goals in the past, including the opener against Celtic in the club’s first win at Parkhead in nine years in 2019, so Kent can produce big moments when it really matters.

With Champions League matches against Liverpool, Napoli, and Ajax to come before the World Cup in November, Van Bronckhorst will be expecting more from the tricky winger, who stole the show at Ibrox this afternoon.

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