Rangers star might just be ready to light up Ibrox

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If one thing above all else was notable about yesterday’s thumping demolition of Motherwell, it was just how clinical Rangers actually were for the bulk of the match.

And in particular, how clinical Ryan Kent has been throughout this pre-season.

It’s true that the winger still hasn’t quite regained his thundering runs down the stretches of the park leaving men for dead, but against Lyon he made a brilliant bursting run down the byline for Rangers’ opener, then last night cooly fired one away from just outside the area with a brilliant volley to open the scoring on his own v Stephen Robinson’s men.

It adds up to a Kent who looks in the mood for goals and assists this year, and crucially, efficiently taking his chances to be effective at providing both.

As fans will know, his stats the first season were reasonable for both goals and assists (6 and 9), but nothing sensational – his second season was a modest improvement in goals but a notable decline in assists (8 and 4).

This summer’s preseason has seen him already scoring at least one, making at least one, and there’s no question he looks like he’s up for the challenge of delivering fully after a slightly patchy first season as a full Rangers player.

We want Kent at his best, we want him to show why we paid so much cash for him – the second highest fee ever spent.

And we know what he can do, and what he showed at his very best as a loan player. Such a player is easily the most dangerous and venomous in the SPL.

And this pre-season appears to be his signal of intent.

Here’s hoping.