What Could Ryan Kent’s Possible Rangers Return Mean For Other Left Wingers At The Club?

Reports suggesting Liverpool winger Ryan Kent could be set for a return to Rangers continue to persist in the media.

Kent is seemingly pushing to return to the club he made 43 appearances for last season whilst on loan, in which he scored six goals and provided nine assists.

Kent quickly became a fan favourite with his performances and not many, if any, of the Gers faithful would turn down the opporunity for him to come back.

What could Kent’s possible return mean for Rangers current crop of left wingers?

Jordan Jones

Jones has made seven appearances to date this season since his arrival from fellow Premiership club Kilmarnock.

Four of the Northern Irishman’s appearances have came as starts and he has been the first player Gerrard has brought off the bench in each of his three substitute appearances.

The 24-year-old is clearly rated by Gerrard and is likely to maintain his role as a rotational player should Kent come in.

Brandon Barker

Summer recruit Brandon Barker has just one appearance to his name since joining from Premier League club Manchester City earlier this month and he will no doubt be hoping that the injury he sustained in their Glasgow Cup defeat last night is nothing too serious.

Barker, who has past Premiership experience with Hibs, should not be too affected by Kent’s arrival and should get more than enough game time once he gets up to speed.

Jake Hastie

Hastie, another of Steven Gerrard’s Summer acquisitions, has struggled to get into the team and has made just two appearances for a total of 69 minutes in Gers 11 games so far this season in all competitions.

If Kent’s wish to return to Glasgow is granted, it seems almost inevitable that the ex-Motherwell starlet will be loaned out.

Jamie Murphy

The former Brighton attacker has spent nearly a year out due to a cruciate ligament injury and Gerrard admitted earlier this month that a loan move looked to be on the cards for the 29-year-old.

He made the bench for Rangers league cup victory over League One side East Fife and a loan away to another Premiership side would help him get back to his best with regular minutes far more likely elsewhere than at Rangers presently.

Joe Doodoo

Doodoo has become a forgotten man at Ibrox and has yet to feature whatsoever for the club at all this season.

The 24-year-old Ghanaian spent the past season out on loan at Blackpool and various reports over the Summer have linked him with moves to EFL clubs.

Doodoo’s chances of playing for the club were slim enough already and Kent’s arrival would all but end any chance of him featuring.

The former Leicester City player should be trying his utmost to get out of the club before the transfer window shuts in the coming days.

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