As Rangers got their Europa League campaign up and running and extended their Scottish Premiership lead to three points Kemar Roofe found himself central to a big week.

The Jamaican international striker has been quietly effective for the Gers so far this season and the 28-year-old took his tally to 8 for the campaign against Brondby and St Mirren.

Scoring a goal apiece in each match, the big-game mentality of Kemar has been a talking point this week with the striker’s influence often underrated by the club’s supporters.

Roofe also made his 50th game for the club against the Saints, with his 26 goals an impressive record which comes in 34 starts.

But it’s not just inside Ibrox where fans and commentators have been guilty of underrating the ex-Leeds United forward.

 

Kemar Roofe continues to prove his goalscoring prowess domestically and in Europe and yet doesn’t quite get the press that he probably should.

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Kemar Roofe quietly delivering for Rangers amid outlandish £30m rival claims

Across the city, Japanese international Kyogo Furuhashi has been receiving no end to the plaudits for his admittedly solid start to life at Celtic Park.

But the 26-year-old ex-Vissel Kobe star’s 9 goals is only one in front of Kemar Roofe and with a Celtic in transition currently in 4th place, it’s Rangers who have the league’s star attacker.

Juxtapose Roofe’s quiet effectiveness with outlandish claims from the ex-Celtic players such as Paddy McCourt that Furuhashi will eventually be worth £30m and it begs a major question surrounding Roofe.

If Celtic’s star man is worth that eyewatering amount having never kicked a European ball outside of Scotland, how much is striker Kemar Roofe worth to Rangers?

Rangers FC v Brondby IF: Group A - UEFA Europa League

Kemar Roofe has fired Rangers to a strong position in the Scottish Premiership and Europa League. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A homegrown player south of the border, at 28 Roofe is at the peak of his powers and having avoided injury showing why Leeds United fans loved him so much and why Anderlecht paid £7m for his services in 2019.

The thing is, with so much of the campaign to be played, we also reckon the diminutive forward is only just getting started this season.

Roofe’s electric form this season is proving that the reported £3.5m spent to take him to Ibrox is amongst the best investments of Gerrard’s tenure.

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