Alex Rae has told Clyde Superscoreboard that Ryan Kent's injury for Rangers is 'massively disappointing' but claims that Brandon Barker can replace the big-money signing.
Kent made his second debut for the Gers in the 3-1 win over Livingston this past weekend following a £7 million permanent move from Liverpool on deadline day.
But the 22-year-old winger, Rangers' second most expensive signing of all time, lasted only 40 minutes after limping off with a hamstring problem.
Steven Gerrard later confirmed that it would be a case of weeks, not days, until Kent is back in action for the Ibrox outfit.
Barker, who also joined Rangers during the summer, replaced the English winger at the weekend and wound up scoring the third of the afternoon.
And former light Blues star Rae believes that he could perhaps minimise the damage of Kent's injury.
He told Clyde Superscoreboard: "It's massively disappointing [but] look you have to deal with these things. You have a big squad. Brandon Barker has come here to make an impact and this [Kent's absence] might give him an opportunity to do that."
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