Ryan Kent joined Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers in the summer of 2019.
The Rangers legend made the comments following the Gers’ defeat to Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg of their Europa League Round of 16 tie at Ibrox on Thursday evening.
McCoist said about Kent on BT Sport 3 (10:22pm, March 12, 2019): “He looks totally bereft of confidence. He goes one-one-one on people, which is normally his forte, his main strength. You just don’t think he is going to get by anybody.”
According to WhoScored, against Bayer at Ibrox on Thursday evening, Kent took one shot which was not on target, had a pass accuracy of 76.9%, took 38 touches, attempted one dribble, and made one tackle and one interception.
So far this season, the former Liverpool winger has made 18 starts and three substitute appearances in the Scottish Premiership for Rangers, scoring seven goals in the process, according to WhoScored.
The 23-year-old has also scored one goal and provided one assist in seven Europa League games, and he has played two Scottish League Cup matches and two Scottish Cup ties, according to WhoScored.
Kent had a loan spell at Rangers from Liverpool last season and joined the Gers in the summer of 2019 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £7 million.