Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers have brought Ryan Kent to Ibrox from Liverpool.

Ryan Kent of Rangers

Chris Sutton has suggested in The Daily Record that new Rangers signing Ryan Kent was not as good as Celtic trio James Forrest, Scott Sinclair and Michael Johnston last season.

The former Celtic striker, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport and BT Sport, has pointed out that although Rangers fans have welcomed the permanent signing of Kent from Liverpool, the winger did not score as many as goals as Hoops wingers Forrest and Sinclair did, and he was only marginally better in terms of stats than 20-year-old Johnston.

Sutton wrote in The Daily Record: “Kent is a good player. I even suggested at the end of last season that Celtic should try to get him to boost the squad.

“But it seems that, in the eyes of the Rangers supporters, Kent’s signing is a game changer. The last-ditch transfer window strike which is going to tilt the title odds back in their favour. At best, that is optimistic. At worst, it’s bordering on hysterical.”

Sutton added: “Across the city, Forrest was playing in the same position for a Celtic side which was criticised several times for not hitting top gear and he managed to score 22 goals.

“Sinclair grabbed 17 and teenager Johnston got one less than Kent over the whole term with five having made 20 less appearances than the Rangers man.”

Good signing for Rangers?

In The Daily Record, Sutton goes on to write that Kent is not going to win Rangers the Scottish Premiership title, and there is a point.

The 22-year-old alone cannot guide the Gers to the championship, but his arrival at Ibrox does enhance Steven Gerrard’s side’s chances of stopping Celtic from winning the league title for the ninth season in a row.

Kent played well for Rangers last season and is very popular among the Ibrox faithful, and Gerrard must have been seen something in him for the Gers to have paid £7 million in transfer fees, as reported by BBC Sport.

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