Alan Stubbs comments on Ryan Kent’s Rangers future

St Mirren manager Alan Stubbs looks on during the Betfred Scottish League Cup match between Kilmarnock and St Mirren at Rugby Park on July 13, 2018 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers signed Liverpool’s Ryan Kent on loan in the summer of 2018.

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.Ryan Kent of Rangers

Much was expected of Ryan Kent when he joined Rangers on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool in the summer of 2018, and the winger has delivered the goods at Ibrox.

The 22-year-old has established himself as an important player in manager Steven Gerrard’s squad and has been absolutely superb for the Gers.

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According to WhoScored, the winger has made 22 starts and two substitute appearances in the Scottish Premiership for Rangers this season, scoring six goals in the process.

 

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard recently told The Scottish Sun that he wants Kent to be at Ibrox next season, and that he has spoken to his former club Liverpool about it.

Former Celtic central defender Alan Stubbs, though, does not think that Kent will be part of the Rangers team next season.

The former Hibernian and Rotherham United manager believes that clubs in England will be interest in Kent after the season he has had at Rangers.

Ryan Kent of Rangers is tackled by David Gray of Hibernian during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hibernian and Rangers at Easter Road on March 08, 2019 in Edinburgh, United...

Stubbs said on the Scottish Football Extra show on BT Sport 1 (11:27am, April 28, 2019): “I would be surprised if Ryan Kent is still there next year. The season that he has had, I think there will be other suitors maybe down south queuing up to take him.”

Rangers will finish second in the Scottish Premiership table this season, with Old Firm rivals Celtic set to clinch the title for the eighth year in a row.

St Mirren manager Alan Stubbs looks on during the Betfred Scottish League Cup match between Kilmarnock and St Mirren at Rugby Park on July 13, 2018 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

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