The stunning numbers which show Ryan Kent is back

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 22: Ryan Kent of Rangers(L) celebrates after scoring their sides first goal with James Tavernier of Rangers(R) during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors.
They don't care if it's 8 or 148 tbh.... (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

We’ve been discussing yesterday’s excellent and significant win over Aberdeen, but what has been spoken slightly less about is the timely return to form for Ryan Kent, whose display was back to close to his very best.

The 24-year old winger has been a little subdued by his standards recently, having a bit of a dip following an explosive first period of the season.

But yesterday he was back to something like his best, with a goal and an assist, and if there’s one thing we can’t ever accuse Kent of, it’s hiding.

Looking at the raw numbers:

He managed three shots, two on target. He made three key passes, two successful dribbles, and his passing percentage was an outstanding 91%.

No attacking player received the ball more than him, nor made better use of it.

He was, by some distance, Rangers’ best player on the day.

It was a wonderful return to form for Kent, with that dip just taking his edge off.

And it was even more significantly a return to scoring, having had a dry spell for around 9 matches.

The recent news about his dumping his agent and switching his affairs to his family has clearly taken a big weight off his mind, and we’ll have more on that later.

But for now, we have one of the best players in Scotland (in truth we have about four of them) again firing on all cylinders.

Welcome back Ryan!

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  1. If you think we only have 4 of the best players in Scotland I’d be interested in to know who you think the other 7 are if we were to name a SPFL Select.

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