Rangers manager Gio van Bronckhorst is refusing to rule Kemar Roofe out of next week’s Europa League final in Seville – as he confessed the striker is busting a gut to get himself ready.
Roofe has been missing for a few weeks and failed in his bid to be fit for last week’s semi-final second leg win over RB Leipzig at Ibrox.
With only nine days to go until the Seville showpiece, Roofe faces a fight to get ready to face Eintracht Frankfurt and van Bronckhorst admits the “intention” is that Roofe will be fit for next Wednesday.
“He’s going to work hard to make it,” van Bronckhorst said [STV]. “Of course he didn’t make last Thursday’s game. That means he’s got two weeks more to prepare.
“All he wants is to be available for those games so he will push himself.
“My medical staff will do everything possible to get him fit. We have to wait and see how it goes but the intentions are there to have him fit.”
Roofe return would be great boost for Rangers ahead of Europa League final in Seville
While Rangers have looked comfortable in their last few games without Roofe, having the former Leeds star would be a big boost for the Light Blues.
The option of having a recognised striker available will offer something different to what Eintracht Frankfurt will be expecting based on Rangers’ recent games.
However, if he isn’t fit, Rangers cant afford to gamble on someone who isn’t ready to be involved in such a massive match.
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