Rangers have a decent boost going into tonight’s clash with Hearts after it was confirmed the club will appeal Ryan Kent’s suspension for allegedly punching Scott Brown leaving the winger free to face Craig Levein’s men.
The 22-year old winger was a stand out against Celtic, regaining some of his best form, and of course one of his finest displays in the shirt was the 3-1 last year in this very fixture – Kent destroyed Hearts that day, particularly in the first half.
His availability does help considerably tonight, even if Hearts’ form isn’t exactly stellar at present, because for Rangers to arrest the current form decline blighting our season at the moment would take the simple act of securing three points to start with.
And an on form and fully available Ryan Kent is important to achieve that.
Hearts currently sit fifth a clear 10 behind Rangers, but anything less than a win tonight for Steven Gerrard’s men will hurt badly and could further damage the hunt for second.
But Kent laying into the Gorgie backline will help a lot.