Rangers winger Ryan Kent admits injury doubt against Celtic

Spartak Moscow's Russian defender Georgi Dzhikiya (L) vies with Rangers' English midfielder Ryan Kent during the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between Rangers and Spartak...

Glasgow Rangers winger Ryan Kent, signed on loan from Liverpool, played well against Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic at Ibrox in the Old Firm derby.

Ryan Kent of Ranger celebrates at the final whistle as Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29,...Ryan Kent of Rangers

Liverpool-owned Rangers winger Ryan Kent has admitted to The Daily Record that he had doubts on whether he would be fit for the Old Firm derby against Celtic at Ibrox at the weekend.

Kent, who joined Rangers on loan from Liverpool in the summer transfer window, featured for Steven Gerrard’s team in their 1-0 win against Celtic in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday afternoon.

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The 22-year-old winger created the only goal of the match for the Gers, worked hard, and was a constant nuisance for the Celtic defenders.

The former England Under-20 international has admitted that he had concerns on whether he will be fit for the match against Celtic.

Kent told The Daily Record: “There was a slight doubt in my mind over whether I would make it. I didn’t really know where my hamstrings were at. There was the unknown of whether one of them could pop again because I had done both hamstrings.

“I did all the best preparations I could have done with our physio Fraser Young. A lot of credit has to go to him because he got me back in time. But I had to take a bit of a chance for this game.

“We don’t have another game for four weeks, so it was a risk worth taking. Especially for a game of this size.”

Ryan Kent of Rangers battles for the ball with Anthony Ralston of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League between Celtic and at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Promising talent

Kent is a very talented and promising young winger who has established himself as an important player for Rangers.

The former England Under-20 international winger has scored three goals and provided two assists in 12 Scottish Premiership appearances for Rangers so far this season, according to Transfermarkt.com.

Rangers are second in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 42 points from 21 matches, level on points with leaders and Old Firm rivals Celtic, who have played 20 games.

Spartak Moscow's Russian defender Nikolai Rasskazov (L) vies with Rangers' English midfielder Ryan Kent during the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between Rangers and Spartak...

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