By Peter Lynch

16th Nov, 2023 | 7:40pm

Rangers exit mooted for Kemar Roofe as ‘victim of circumstance’ verdict shared on ‘best finisher’ at Ibrox

Rangers striker Kemar Roofe could exit Rangers despite being the “best finisher” at Ibrox, according to Daily Record journalist Ross Pilcher.

The verdict comes as the 30-year-old’s contract at the club is set to come to an end at the end of the current season.

The forward has scored 37 goals in 88 appearances for the Scottish outfit, with one goal coming from his 10 appearances this season.

“A proven goalscorer and still arguably the best finisher at the club,” Pilcher wrote for the Daily Record. “As ever though, getting him on the pitch consistently is proving just too difficult. 

“Beale’s splurge on strikers in the summer doesn’t appear to have produced a cast iron upgrade on Roofe, although Danilo looks like he could give him a run for his money. 

“A fit Kemar Roofe is undoubtedly a more reliable option than Sam Lammers or Cyriel Dessers, but given both are on big money and new arrivals, Roofe may be a victim of circumstance and another club could land themselves a very useful if injury prone striker for nothing.”

Time to go?

Roofe undoubtedly knows how to find the back of the net, and he has proven that in Scotland when fit. But fitness has proven to be a major issue for the player, who seemingly can’t catch a break when it comes to injuries.

He has managed to reach double figures for matches this season, but has netted just once, with that goal coming in the Scottish Premiership win against Ross County back in August.

While injuries have frustrated the striker and indeed coaches at the club, along with the Gers faithful, the recent arrival of several other forwards will not have pleased him.

Lammers, Dessers and Danilo all made the move to Ibrox in the summer transfer window, brought to Scotland by former Gers boss Beale.

Along with those permanent deals, the man in the dugout also snapped up fellow forward Abdallah Sima on loan, meaning Roofe has plenty of competition when it comes to trying to impress new manager Philippe Clement.

In other Rangers news, one Gers star has sent a message to Ross McCausland after what he did in the recent 2-0 victory against Livingston.