RYAN KENT has scooped PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year at their annual awards ceremony.

The 22-year-old was voted best young player across all Scottish leagues by his fellow professionals, beating Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson and Motherwell pair Jake Hastie and David Turnbull.

It makes the winger the first Gers player to pick up the award since Danny Wilson in 2010 and he joins a list of previous winners which includes Barry Ferguson, Steven Naismith and fellow Liverpool player Andy Robertson.

Kent moved to Ibrox in July on a season long loan from Liverpool and has set the Premiership alight with his impressive performances. All six of his Light Blues’ goals have come in the league.

His impact was summed up by being the only player nominated for both Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year at this year’s PFA Scotland Awards.  Last month Kent also picked up Rangers’ Young Player of the Year at the club’s awards ceremony.

Reflecting on his first season in Scotland to the official Rangers matchday programme recently Kent said: “I feel like I have re-found my love for the game here. 

“I probably missed that last year, not playing as much but the fans and everyone associated with Rangers Football Club have really welcomed me here.

“I think I probably perform better under pressure, I don’t get as complacent and I just put everything out there on the pitch and trust in my own ability that I can make things happen.

“Under Steven Gerrard he gives me the utmost confidence to go and perform the way I want to perform.

“He gives me the belief in my own ability that I can go and achieve things out on the pitch and be fearless.”

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