With Rangers suffering a first defeat of the season at the hands of Old Firm rivals Celtic on Sunday, the game has sparked plenty of reactions from fans.
A good number have their gripes from the performance as we didn’t really get at our hosts on the day but equally a lot of fans are prepared to be philosophical knowing it’s a long hard season and not a sprint, and Rangers are very much still a work in progress under manager Steven Gerrard.
One man who certainly received mix reviews from the game was on loan Liverpool youngster Ryan Kent.
The 21-year-old put plenty of effort into his showing but it was largely a defensive performance from the winger as he helped contain the threat of Kieran Tierney. Whilst he received plenty of credit for his tracking back, it wasn’t an offensive showing and attack is the best form of defence.
Candeias tracks back better and provides a better out ball I think . Can find Morelos with a pass too
— scott (@scoopdogg72) September 2, 2018
Or even glen Middleton
— (Arran) (@ArranRit1872) September 2, 2018
Ryan kent and mcgregor showed up today . Nobody except kent put pressure on the Celtic Defence.
— Balliista [YouTube]???????????????????????????? (@BalliistaYT) September 2, 2018
The Old Firm game is too big for Ryan Kent Candeias should’ve started instead of him
— Rangers Forever (@WATPForever) September 2, 2018
Ryan Kent lasted 86 minutes longer than he should have.
— JRIV (@takeahikebozo) September 2, 2018
For a winger Ryan Kent is defensively immense
— Gabriel Omar Amato (@MaTo_122) September 2, 2018
Ryan Kent and tav been shocking down that side
— Kayleigh ???? (@kayleigh1872) September 2, 2018
Ryan Kent is having a Fernando Ricksen… Nightmare
— Paul (@paulsw72) September 2, 2018
#OldFirmDerby That’s what Ryan Kent can do… the kid doesn’t get the ball nearly enough!
— Drew Red (@Drew67524116) September 2, 2018
With him having little impact at the top of the pitch as the above comments imply, plenty wondered if another choice of player would’ve helped to give a more rounded performance – but in a below-par showing Kent was far from the only player to struggle and he did have his supporters who saw things from the day differently.