GARY McAllister said last night that he and the rest of the club’s backroom staff will work with Ryan Kent to make sure the winger’s £7m price tag isn’t weighing too heavily on his mind.

After a promising Europa League outing against Feyenoord in Rotterdam, the former Liverpool man has failed to sparkle in back-to-back big matches against Celtic and Young Boys and the Rangers assistant manager reckons it could just be a case of him feeling he has to do too much to justify his whopping transfer fee.

“It might just be a case of resetting his mind,” said McAllister of a player who has scored three goals in 13 matches since his return ahead of this lunchtime's meeting with Motherwell at Fir Park. “He’s got loads of allies here, loads of guys who have worked at him since he was small.

“They know him far more than I know him, but that’s something we’ve got to take on board.

“Sometimes players go away and reflect and think that’s their job but it’s up to us as a staff and a management group to tell him it’s a team game, it’s not all about one or two individuals.

“He’s got a massive part to play and is a player who demands are put on, because we know his levels. But he cannot be carrying everything and we’ll get rid of that. We like to encourage them to have those moments but ultimately it’s a team game.”