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Alex McLeish has said that Kemar Roofe is really starting to build momentum in the right of a front three for Rangers, and compared the player to Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
Roofe has traditionally played as a number nine before but has now scored four in his last three games coming from the right-wing.
McLeish thinks that’s a position that he can thrive in going forward, alongside Alfredo Morelos the main striker.
Talking exclusively to Ibrox News McLeish said, “If you look at the Liverpool front three, with Salah coming in from the right, they all do their defensive duty, they definitely do, but they’re also in the positions to press high up the pitch.
“They’re able to interact with the centre-forward, it’s a front three essentially.
“In Holland, they used to play the 4-3-3. Whenever they played with two up top, the players are always together. The Dutch felt that was negative.
“I think the front three is a good system and I think that Roofe will work really well there going forward.
“He’s a player who is really beginning to gather momentum. He’s playing really well.”
Rangers are scoring for fun domestically with 8-0 and 4-0 wins in their last two games.
It’s Falkirk up next and they must be worried, although Gerrard could use the game to rotate his squad.
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