By Mike Slater

25th Nov, 2021 | 11:10am

Early Rangers team news v Sparta Prague: Kemar Roofe doubtful - Sky Sports

Rangers could be without a number of players for their Europa League clash against Sparta Prague this evening.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is set for a huge task during his first game in charge of the club, with fireworks expected at Ibrox.

Sky Sports have shared the early team news ahead of kick-off this evening, with Kemar Roofe doubtful for the clash against the Czechs.

Sharing on their website, Roofe looks set to join the likes of Filip Helander and Nnamdi Ofoborh on the sidelines yet again.

“Kemar Roofe is doubtful after picking up a knock while on international duty, which forced him to miss the defeat against Hibernian,” they wrote.

“Alfredo Morelos and Fashion Sakala are both one booking away from a suspension, though with this being such an important match for Rangers, the pair are both in contention.”

Problem?

Looking at the current state of affairs in the final third, van Bronckhorst surely would have loved everyone available.

Alfredo Morelos especially hasn’t been firing in recent weeks, and the Bufalo would surely do anything to get on the scoresheet this evening.

If that doesn’t materialise though, having Roofe on the bench at least would be a perfect option to have for the new manager in his first game.

Roofe representing Jamaica is clearly a proud moment for everyone, but hopefully, he doesn’t continue to pick up these problems during the monster trips every single week.

Van Bronckhorst will have to find a solution, and there will be pressure on the shoulders of Morelos to deliver this evening, that’s for sure.

In other Rangers news, an official club partner has fired back at Tom English after his latest bitter jibe at the Bears