Kemar Roofe has made a very fast start to life at Rangers following his summer arrival from Belgian side Anderlecht.

In 15 appearances so far this season he has scored eight goals and provided one assist, while he has adapted well to a new role on the right-wing in order to accommodate Alfredo Morelos.

However, given the form of the Colombian in recent weeks has been poor, Steven Gerrard could be getting even more out of the former Leeds United man by making a simple switch.


Against Dundee United, Roofe had just one shot and 37 touches, the fewest touches taken by any of the Gers outfield players. Morelos, by comparison, had 44 touches and took three shots, failing to hit the target on each occasion (via WhoScored).

So far this season, Morelos has taken more shots per 90 minutes in the league than any other Gers player, 3.6, but has scored just three goals. Roofe has taken 2.9 shots per 90 but has scored six goals (via WhoScored). He has also completed 1.1 dribbles per 90, compared to Morelos’ 0.5.

By moving Roofe to the centre-forward position, Gerrard can begin to build his side around the 27-year-old and make him the focal point of the attack. From the right, he has shown how clinical he is when given the opportunities, so it makes sense to give him more chances to get into the box.

Gerrard has made it clear that he selects on merit and the likes of Roofe and Scott Arfield have been able to work their way into the side through good performances and stayed there.

Now, he must go one step further and drop an established star in Morelos in favour of a new signing that has started to outperform him. With 47 goals from 17 games in the league so far this season, Rangers have been excellent in attack, but this simple move could unlock them even further.

And it could be the long-term future for Rangers in that position.

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