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Rangers move for Kent is made more likely by Middleton's choice of club

Ryan Kent of Rangers FC during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers FC at La Ceramica Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Vila-real, Spain.

Rangers are hoping to bring Ryan Kent back to Ibrox.

20th January 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Mid season football friendly, Rangers versusersus Helsinki; Ryan Kent of Rangers

Rangers are hoping a deal can be struck to bring Ryan Kent back to Ibrox.

The club sent winger Glenn Middleton out on loan yesterday, reported The Record and his choice of club could end up helping the Kent move along.

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Middleton signed for Doncaster Rovers, as part of the next step to take his Rangers career to the next level.  The key here is who he will be replacing.

 

The Rangers youngster is set to replace Mallik Wilks, who had a successful loan spell at Doncaster last season.

Wilks scored 14 league goals and provided eight assists. He now heads back to Leeds United.

The 20-year-old could have a big role to play at Leeds next season. The Whites would be silly not to hand him a chance. Doncaster already moving for Middleton hints they have already given up on bringing Wilks back.

Rangers Glasgow's Glenn Middleton celebrates scoring in the 2018

Leeds are Rangers' biggest rivals for Kent. The Yorkshire Evening Post report they are keen on a loan deal.

But Wilks likely staying put at Elland Road hints Kent may not be such a necessity after all, especially if the Leeds man can bring his League One form to the Championship.

Rangers should take encouragement that they are frontrunners to get a deal done.

Ryan Kent of Rangers (14) celebrates as he scores his team's second goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at Tony Macaroni Arena on January 27, 2019 in...

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