Rangers have been issued a huge injury relief over Ibrox centre-forward Kemar Roofe…
Gers boss Gio van Bronckhorst has revealed that the current plan is for the striker to be fit enough to play in the Europa League final later this month.
He was absent from the matchday squad for the 2-0 Premiership win on Sunday and he has now missed five games in all competitions with this knock.
Football Scotland quote the head coach as saying: “He’s going to work hard to make it. Of course he didn’t make it for last Thursday’s game. That means he’s got two weeks to prepare more.
“All he wants is to be available for those games so he will push himself. My medical staff will do everything possible to get him fit.
“We have to wait and see how it goes but the intentions are there to have him fit.”
Ibrox supporters will surely be left feeling delighted by this news as it is a big boost for the club heading into that huge clash with Frankfurt in Seville.
The Gers have the chance to win a major European final in under two weeks and Roofe will be desperate to play a role in the game.
Rangers’ last final in Europe came in 2008 and this proves that occasions like this do not come around too often in football. This may be the only chance the majority of the players in the squad have to play in such a match and that is why there will be extra motivation for the Jamaica international to get himself in contention to play.
Fans will be eager to see him in action as he has the quality to be a match-winner for the club. He has scored ten goals in 21 Premiership outings and twice in four Europa League starts, which shows that he is capable of being a difference-maker.
In the quarter-finals of the Europa League, Roofe scored the winning goal in extra-time against Portuguese side Braga. This proves that he can step up in big moments, in Europe, for Rangers and that will be a huge boost to the side for the final as the team will know that they have a centre-forward capable of producing the goods at the top end of the pitch.
Therefore, the fans will be buzzing with van Bronckhorst’s hopeful comments on the attacker’s injury and will be hoping that he is available for selection in Seville.