Hamilton manager comments on Ryan Kent's Rangers 'wonderstrike'

2nd February 2019, Hope CBD Stadium, Hamilton, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hamilton Academical versus Dundee; Hamilton Academical manager Brian Rice

Ryan Kent scored his first two Scottish Premiership goals of the season as Steven Gerrard's Gers beat Hamilton Academical on Sunday.

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...

Hamilton Academical boss Brian Rice was left to rue Ryan Kent’s ‘wonderstrike’ as Rangers secured a hard-thought 3-1 win away at New Douglas Park on Sunday, while speaking to the club’s Twitter feed.

24 hours after Celtic swept aside Livingston at Parkhead, The Gers also picked up three vital points as they kept themselves within touching distance at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, although they did it the hard way at Hamilton.

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The Accies cancelled out Ryan Jack’s opener through a Lewis Smith header before £7 million summer signing Kent came to the fore. The former Liverpool winger scored his first goal since joining the Gers permanently with a stunning long-range rocket, before killing off the game as a contest with a 93rd minute one-on-one.

“We did well for five or six minutes, Rangers get their first goal. But we equalised, we got our goal and it’s taken a wonderstrike to put us behind again,” Rice bemoaned.

2nd February 2019, Hope CBD Stadium, Hamilton, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hamilton Academical versus Dundee; Hamilton Academical manager Brian Rice

“We gave it everything bodies getting forward, crosses, a few chances. We need to take the positives.”

Hamilton can, and should, feel more than happy about a display in which they ran the title challengers very close. In fact, if it wasn’t for a vital Glen Kamara touch which took the ball off Mikel Miller’s toes on the goal line, the Accies might have secured a well deserved point.

But with players like Kent in their ranks, Rangers boast the kind of game-changing talents capable of winning games on their own.

Ryan Kent of Rangers vies with Craig Wighton of Heart of Midlothian during the Betfred League Cup semi final between Rangers and Heart of Midlothian at Hampden Park on November 03, 2019 in...

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