Arfield Praises Ryan Kent's Strong Start

CANADA international captain Scott Arfield has hailed Ryan Kent’s magnificent performance against Willem II and his strong start to the new season.

The Rangers midfielder was effusive in his praise for the Englishman at this afternoon’s press conference, with Kent having netted five times in nine outings so far this season.

One of them came against Willem as he was there to profit from a goalkeeping spill from an Alfredo Morelos long-range effort, while he also won a penalty for the opening goal and set-up Fil Helander for goal three of a 4-0 win.

Arfield explained: “Last season, Ryan’s numbers didn't really reflect his ability, but this season he is flying with the goals and assists he is getting.

“We would have scored so many more goals last season if we’d taken the chances he created.

“The boy is on fire and his confidence is high. When he plays well he takes us to another level. It is a pleasure to play with him as he is making the right decisions at the right times.”

“His pace is frightening and he is now adding goals to his games as well.”

It’s a quick turnaround now for the Light Blues, as they head to Fir Park to take on Motherwell at Noon on Sunday.

Arfield expects a tough examination for Gers there, adding: “We know it is going to be a tough test as Motherwell always make it difficult for teams.

“They have not had the best of starts but I think they are in a false position and they should not be taken lightly.”