Uk news Ryan Kent must block out England chat to focus on Rangers says Steven Gerrard MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The Light Blues gaffer believes talk of a coming cap serves as a distraction from the task at hand.
Breaking News ! Steven Gerrard insists Ryan Kent should ignore whisperings of an England call-up and continue his stellar start to the season at Rangers. Light Blues assistant Gary McAllister remarked that the Oldham-born wing king should be in line for a Three Lions selection after his blistering showing against Europa League rivals Willem II. Kent won a penalty, scored the second goal then assisted the third in a comprehensive performance to notch his fifth goal and his fifth assist in nine games so far this campaign. After a flat 2019/20 season the wide man made it known his focus was on the numbers and so far he's improving them with every game. His manager is delighted to see the increased attacking output - but he doesn't want the England question to gather pace and distract him from improving week to week. Rangers FC Ryan Kent's stunning Rangers improvement Rangers 2008/2020 combined XI Ferguson hails Ibrox side's Euro heroics Galatasaray have 'no fear' Speaking to Sky Sports, Gerrard said: "I think Ryan should just continue to do what he's doing, which is playing well and trying to find that consistency. "Keep trying to keep the numbers in his games in terms of assists and goals. Everything else will take care of itself. "I don't think Ryan Kent needs any England headlines right now. I'm sure Gareth (Southgate) is looking at all the talent up and down the country and around Europe, but Ryan Kent just needs to focus on Rangers and keep doing well. "As a player in my younger days, that's what I tried to do for Liverpool and then international recognition comes naturally if you're performing well for your club." Kent has been the subject of transfer interest down south - with Premier League new boys Leeds United the most interested party. (Image: SNS Group) Gaffer Marcelo Bielsa might be telling the Elland Road hierarchy to up the stakes in light of recent performances and with just eight days to go until deadline day.
. The manager added: "He's certainly improving and he's evolving. He's adding different dimensions to his game. He's happy, he's fit and he's looking really sharp.
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"He had a really strong pre-season, I think that always helps with any player. If you can have a full pre-season and get games under your belt then it sets you up nicely. "We're really enjoying Ryan's form at the moment. He's bringing some real highs into the team. He was fantastic again (against Willem II). He changed the game for us from an attacking point of view. "When you get these exciting players in this form it's only natural that people are watching them from afar, but from our point of view he's not for sale. We don't want him to go and we want him to keep evolving here with us."
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