The best player for Rangers FC in the month of August was… Ryan Kent.
Rangers FC can look back on August and tap themselves on the shoulder for a job well done. Six games are in the books, and Steven Gerrard’s men occupy to the top spot in the Scottish Premiership with 16 points.
The main talking point of Rangers’ incredible run has been centered on the club’s perfect defending. Literally, perfect. Through six games Rangers have not conceded a single goal, which matches a record set 114 years ago.
Gers success is attributed to the collective effort and urgency displayed by the squad as a whole, but one player in particular stood out from the crowd in August.
That player is none other than Ryan Kent. Other players, such as Borna Barisic and James Tavernier, deserve to be honorable mentions, but Kent deserves the honor because of his consistent and elite performances.
With three goals to his name in six games last month, the dynamic winger is the team’s top scorer. Kent stated that he wanted to add more goals to his game, and he is definitely fulfilling that objective.
Rangers have taken 132 shots so far this season, and 26 of those chances came from the feet of the speedy Englishman, which equates to 20% of all of Rangers’ shot attempts.
Kent’s confidence is currently through the roof, and this is reflected in his desire to threaten opposing keepers as frequently as possible in a variety of ways.
The former Liverpool man only took 36 shots in 21 appearances last season, so last month’s work rate highlights his immediate impact to start this campaign.
Based on his recent form, it comes as no surprise that Premier League outfit Leeds United are keen to secure his services. Luckily for Rangers, Kent has made it clear that he has no intentions of leaving Ibrox.
Overall, Kent was Rangers go-to man on the pitch in August, and he handled that pressure extremely well. Look for Kent to have more stellar performances in September.