RYAN Kent says he is willing to wait for his chance to shine if it means Rangers keep winning.
The winger is a month into a loan spell from Liverpool but it yet to find the net with his new club. That isn’t bothering the 21-year-old though, who admits he can’t be selfish when it comes to the Gers.
Kent was part of the Light Blues team who earned a 1-0 lead in their Europa League play-off against FC Ufa on Thursday evening. He has made four starts in the competition so far, in addition to one in the Premiership and one in the League Cup.
Speaking to the media he said: “I would like something to show for my performances, in goals and assists and I have been close so far, hopefully when I get that first one I can kick on and they will keep following me.
“It can be frustrating but I can’t just think about myself because it is a team game at the end of the day.
“As long as my performances are helping the team and I am helping create chances then that is the most important thing, that we are getting the wins. Hopefully the goals and the assists will come.
“One benefit of having games in quick succession is that I have just had to get straight into it. If you’ve not had the best of performances you can rectify that and move onto the next one.
“I think every player wants to play every game but I think with the amount of games we could potentially have this season then it is really important to rotate the team. Everybody is capable of performing so I think it is crucial we do get our rest as well.
“I think for me it has been helpful coming here off the back of prior loan moves, I know what to expect now going in to a new club and to be fair the players have made it really easy to settle in.
“All the fans have been welcoming as well. It is exciting every time you step out at Ibrox in front of all those fans with the atmosphere that they give us.
“They are the 12th man for us, especially in games like last night. I think it was quite a difficult game with the way they set out, as a block it was quite hard to break down and the fans were helpful and got behind us despite that.”
Rangers travel to Motherwell this Sunday as they look to stretch their unbeaten run to 11 games and Kent confesses the Gers squad are already prepared for the Steelmen’s combative approach.
He continued: “We have been briefed on what to expect from Motherwell and we take each game as it comes and we’ll focus solely on that game. We will try and pinpoint the weak areas that they’ve got and try and exploit them.
“The physical side of it is something we are expecting going into this game and hopefully our ability as a team will be enough to take away the three points.
“If you are pinpointed it shows you are the main threat, that you’re the danger man and they want to try and stop you.
“It is then up to you to go and find ways of beating that, whether it is one v one dribbling, combination play or running in behind, you have to think of different ways and different styles.”