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Rangers: Roofe was poor in win vs Livingston

Rangers moved on to 99 points for the season after a dominant 3-0 victory on Wednesday evening.

After beating Livingstone, there’s now just Aberdeen standing between Steven Gerrard’s side and an unbeaten league season.

Goals from James Tavernier, Ryan Kent and Ianis Hagi secured the three points against David Martindale’s side, with the Teddy Bears on the brink of a feat last achieved by their Old Firm rivals in the 2016/17 campaign.

Although there were plenty of impressive performances from those in Gerrard’s side, some struggled to perform at the Tony Macaroni Arena, with Kemar Roofe, in particular, disappointing.

As per SofaScore, the former Leeds United man would earn a poor 6.5/10 rating for his performance on Wednesday night, with only Jack Simpson (6.4) rated lower of the Rangers players who featured in the game.

Was Roofe poor vs Livingston?

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Yes

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During the striker’s 80 minutes on the pitch, he would have 28 touches of the ball and would complete just 11 passes, which was the fewest of any Rangers player who started the game, including goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin, who would have 46 touches and would play 37 accurate passes, which emphasises just how little Roofe was involved.

He also failed to register a single shot, successful dribble or key pass in the game, suggesting that he was isolated out on the right-hand side, with the majority of Rangers’ play coming down the left through Ryan Kent, who was significantly more involved than his teammate.

Considering Roofe has averaged two shots per game and 16.4 passes per game in the Premiership this season, it is clear to see that he was way below-par against Livingston.

Despite being involved so little, the 28-year-old would still lose possession on 11 occasions, which again was more than Kent despite the former Liverpool man seeing much more of the ball.

Gerrard was full of praise for Roofe after Rangers’ last game, when he scored a brace in a 4-1 win against Celtic, with the manager saying:

“He was certainly in the running for man of the match. His two goals were fantastic – striker’s goals – and his all-round build-up play was strong.

“He played big for us and over the course of the season we needed that type of firepower to add to Defoe, Morelos and Itten and over the season Kemar Roofe has certainly delivered.”

However, he failed to build on that performance on Wednesday night, as he produced a really poor display against Livingston and never looked like scoring, despite the comfortable result for Gerrard’s side.

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