Former Rangers player Kenny Miller slammed Ryan Kent live on air after his wasteful first-half showing in their 4-1 win over Hibernian on Wednesday night [8 March].
The Gers notched their eighth Scottish Premiership win in a row thanks to goals from James Tavernier, Fashion Sakala and an Antonio Colak double.
However, Michael Beale will have been concerned by the wasteful showing of one of his key players in Kent who missed a couple of goalscoring opportunities in the first half and Miller had his say live on air.
“It was a brilliant run from Kent from that deeper, central position,” said Miller on BBC Radio Scotland online on Wednesday night (08:10 pm, 8 March).
“Tavernier picks him out with a wonderful pass, he takes a good touch but he should get his shot away. He just takes too much time on it and that’s probably why he’s not got the amount of goals he should have in a Rangers jersey. That’s another – that’s three or four opportunities he’s had in the first 20 minutes of this game. He’s not taken any.”
Needs some form
Without a doubt, Kent is easily Beale’s undisputed key player but his form in recent weeks will be of some huge concern for the former QPR boss.
The 26-year-old has only managed just one goal and one assist since the turn of the year which represents worrying form.
Kent still remains out of contract at the club at the end of the season and certainly has a lot to prove if he is to remain one of Beale’s most valued stars for next season.
Just three goals scored so far this season after regular and consistent starts certainly isn’t good enough for a player of his standing and calibre. Beale will be hoping his head hasn’t turned elsewhere with his Ibrox contract running to a close.
If the player wants to prove that he’s still got what it takes to be one of the most decorated talents in the UK, he needs to prove it in the coming weeks, especially if he desires a big move in the near future.