Rangers star wants to ‘excite’ fans after watching ‘tough’ Old Firm on sidelines

Rangers winger Ryan Kent has admitted that it was “tough” to watch the Old Firm defeat on TV but “can’t wait to get going” after finally completing his return to Ibrox on deadline day.

Kent played an important role in Old Firm games last season and was a big miss as the Gers fell to a 2-0 defeat but the former Liverpool player wants to “excite” fans.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Ryan Kent of Rangers controls the ball during the Scottish Cup 5th Round Replay between Rangers and Kilmarnock at Ibrox Stadium on February 20, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The £7million signing has targeted silverware this season as the Gers look to lift their first major trophy since 2011.

“It was tough to watch the Old Firm, I would’ve loved to have been a part of it but I know I have got three more of them now and a lot of other big games as well this season,” Kent told Rangers TV.

“I just can’t wait to get going and hopefully excite a lot of football fans this season and hopefully achieve some silverware.”


Kent will almost certainly play some part in tomorrow’s Scottish Premiership clash with Livingston but hasn’t played much football so far this season after being frozen out at Liverpool.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 31: Ryan Kent of Rangers celebrates after he scores during The Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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With Feyenoord visiting Ibrox on Europa League duty in six days, there isn’t much time for the Gers to get Kent up to speed and match-fit.

After winning the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year award last season, he’s set himself a solid benchmark for his second season at Ibrox.

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James has written about Scottish football for a number of years, with a particular focus on Rangers, has produced content for the likes of Shoot!, WATP Magazine, the Daily Record, the Scottish FA, Youth Football Scotland and SB Nation’s Got The Battle Fever On. A lifelong Rangers fan, James has been attending games since 1994.

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