RYAN Kent insists scoring goals isn’t his priority for Rangers but he still admits he can’t hide the boost getting off the mark for 2019/20 will do for his game.
The winger netted twice as Rangers beat Hamilton, his first goals since returning to the Gers permanently in the summer – his first a stunning strike.
Rangers ground out the victory to stay level on points at the top and Kent is only focussing on the level of his performances going into a crucial six week period for the Light Blues.
Speaking to RangersTV, he said: “I think it was a tough game, I think there were large parts of the game that we controlled but at times I think we were our own worst enemy.
“We were a bit late to second balls, we were sloppy in possession at times and I think we made the game difficult for ourselves but we came away with the three points which is the main thing.
“I am delighted to get on the scoresheet, scoring isn’t anything for me; I know a lot of people highlight it but I am happy to get two goals. Hopefully I can go on a good run of goals now for the remainder of the season.
“My performance is what I take most pride is, as long as I am putting in ten out of ten effort and good performances week in and week out , then I am more than happy with that.
“I have scored similar goals to that before but to get myself off the mark with a goal like that is a big positive for me.
“With the time away from each other you aren’t training with each other but the players in this team know each other very well.”
Steven Gerrard now takes his team to Feyenoord on Thursday for a crucial Europa League tie – Rangers must take at least a point and make sure Porto drop points to ensure qualification into the final 32.
Kent continued: “We are massively excited for this week, away from the league this was our big target, to get through the group stages on the back of last season’s disappointment.
“I think if we go there with a lot of resilience, belief and confidence then hopefully we can come away with a big result to put us through.”