David Edgar, Dave Marshall and Colin McMillan discussed all things Rangers on the latest edition of the Heart and Hand podcast, where the panel spent some time discussing Kemar Roofe.
Roofe joined the Gers for £4.5m earlier in this transfer window when he was signed by the Glasgow-based club from Belgian side RSC Anderlecht.
The former Leeds United man has made a total of four appearances for his new club thus far, all of which have come in the Premiership. He has scored one goal in those four appearances for Steven Gerrard’s side.
Roofe started the Gers’ latest Premiership clash against Hamilton Academical which took place last Saturday and saw the Ibrox club come away with a 2-0 victory. The 27-year-old failed to get on the scoresheet in this game, despite taking the third-highest number of shots (four) of any player from either side.
Despite that, McMillan was full of optimism when discussing Roofe and his future at Ibrox during this recent edition of the Heart and Hand podcast.
He said: “I think if Kemar Roofe was maybe three or four games on in his quest to get match-fit, he could possibly have scored a couple at the weekend.
“Kemar Roofe is really impressing me. I think once he gets the hang of the Scottish game and realises just how little time he’ll get on the ball and does things a little bit quicker, I think he’s going to come on really, really good for us and score a lot of goals.”
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In addition to failing to score from any of his four shots in the weekend’s game, all four of Roofe’s shots at goal missed the target.
However, judging by his comments during the podcast, it appears as though McMillan is not concerned by Roofe’s performance in front of goal against Hamilton, as he appears to believe that the player’s performances for the Gers will improve as time goes on and he gets fitter and more accustomed to Scottish football.
Prior to joining Rangers, Roofe had been out of action for the majority of 2020 due to a calf injury and with that in mind, we feel that it would be unfair for Roofe to be judged too harshly this early in his Rangers career, as McMillan may be right in saying that the 27-year-old’s end product will improve in time.