Tam McManus has been blown away by the performances of Rangers forward Kemar Roofe since signing from Anderlecht.

The BBC pundit was delighted with his finish against Benfica, as he added yet another impressive Europa League goal to his belt.

It wasn’t enough in the end, as the Bears threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 against the Portuguese side at Ibrox.


Speaking on PLZ Soccer, McManus claimed that Roofe’s versatility alongside Alfredo Morelos is becoming a real weapon for Steven Gerrard.

“Fantastic goal,” he said.

“He’s been terrific, what a great signing he’s becoming. He’s now getting his fitness and you can see the quality he’s got. He can play either side of Morelos, he’s versatile.

“I thought Rangers were really impressive for 70 minutes.”

Roofe is learning to play as an inverted winger alongside Morelos, and he is starting to find the net more frequently than the Colombian.


That is a sign of just how well Roofe has started.

Morelos has been the king of Glasgow for many years now, but the ability to bring in more competition has really benefitted Rangers in all competitions.

Roofe has scored seven goals this season already and has averaged one every 75 minutes in all competitions.

The 27-year-old was everywhere against Benfica, having two shots on goal and making four interceptions in defence according to WyScout, and his goal was world-class.

McManus is spot on to praise him, and Roofe is only going to get better.

In other Rangers news, Bears ace returns to training despite being doubtful v Falkirk


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