Glasgow Rangers have been dealt a fresh injury concern ahead of their upcoming Europa League clash at Ibrox.
According to a report by CNW, Kemar Roofe is once again an injury doubt ahead of the visit of Sparta Prague on Thursday evening, as the centre-forward does not look to have recovered from a knock picked up while on international duty with Jamacia earlier this month.
The Daily Record also report that the 28-year-old is unlikely to feature in the European tie after missing Gers’ 3-1 League Cup semi-final defeat to Hibernian last weekend, while the extent of Roofe’s injury is yet to be revealed by the club.
With goals having been something of a problem so far in Rangers’ Europa League campaign, with the Light Blues having only notched three times over their four games in the competition, the continued absence of Roofe would be a huge blow for the club, not to mention something that would leave Giovanni Van Bronckhorst gutted.
Indeed, with Gers knowing that victory by a margin of two or more goals would see them through to the knockout stage of the competition, while defeat could spell the end of the club’s hopes of progression from their group, a full-strength attack is something that would undoubtedly increase the chances of the Dutchman picking up all three points in his first game in charge of the club.
However, without Roofe – who has scored a highly impressive 27 goals over his 54 appearances for Gers – the 46-year-old manager’s task of securing a win against a side who rather resoundingly defeated Rangers in the reverse fixture will be made all the more challenging.