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Right mentality: Ryan Kent
Right mentality: Ryan Kent

By Andy Newport

Ryan Kent insists Rangers are right up for the title fight after beating a Hamilton side he believes would have flattened them last season.

The £7million winger fired Gers back in front of Accies with a stunning strike later dubbed "world class" by boss Steven Gerrard.

He then rolled home again in stoppage time to put the seal on a 3-1 win but admits the Ibrox side failed to produce their best during a sloppy second-half.

However, the fact the Light Blues ground out the victory that sees them keep pace with title rivals Celtic at the top of the table is proof enough for Kent that his side will be in the hunt for the Ladbrokes Premiership crown all the way to May.

Kent said: "There's always one eye on what's going on across the city but we can only control what we're doing and what's going on at our end. But we're always up for the challenge.

"We were up for the challenge last season but we fell short and we're here to put it right this season.

"The winning mentality has changed and players believe more in themselves as you can see from the performances of everyone who has stepped up another level this season.

"Coming off the pitch we probably weren't happy with our performance but we're quite pleased with the result because a year ago who knows what would have happened in a game like that?

"If we go into the game with the right mentality and treat the opposition with respect then it's down to us and our performances."

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