Rangers could be boosted by the return of top goalscorer Kemar Roofe to the squad to face Hibs at Easter Road in the Scottish Premiership, Giovanni van Bronckhorst has confirmed.
The Dutchman was facing the press ahead of the Ibrox club’s visit to face Jack Ross’ side with Rangers looking to exact revenge of the Hibees for their recent Hampden cup exit.
Kemar Roofe, 28, leads Rangers’ scoring charts with nine strikes this season but picked up a knock on international duty with Jamaica during the last break.
Following the 3-1 victory over Livingston at the Tony Macaroni, van Bronckhorst has revealed his squad has come through unscathed with the return of Roofe a possibility at Easter Road.
“We don’t have any other injuries for tomorrow, everyone came out of the game really good,” said van Bronkhorst [Rangers].
“Of course tired, but nothing important for me that means there aren’t players available for Wednesday.
“Kemar Roofe was on the training pitch today so we’ll assess him tomorrow and maybe he can be part of the squad on Wednesday and the other ones are still out of the game.”
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The “other ones” includes Rangers defender Filip Helander with a previous update claiming the defender would be back in the Ibrox squad by December following knee surgery.
van Bronckhorst was asked about the situation with big Fil and explained that the player is now back on the grass but is simply building up his strength and fitness.
“Filip is outside on the pitch again so we have to slowly bring him back to fitness levels which are required to play games,” explained van Bronckhorst.
“Hopefully we expect him to take part in training at some point this month.
“He’s been an important player for the team and with him being fit of course I have more options at the back.”
The Edinburgh club broke Rangers hearts with a 3-1 victory at the national stadium with Hibs now set to face Celtic in the League Cup Final in December.
Rangers will now travel to Hibs on league duty only 10 days after that painful defeat with the loss still raw and fans expecting the team to somewhat avenge the result.
The return of Kemar Roofe – a £3.5m signing from Anderlecht last season – represents a major boost to the club’s chances with the Jamaican striker missing the defeat at Hampden.
Meanwhile, a Rangers first-teamer’s son has been spotted netting a goal for a Rangers youth side at an elite Premier League club’s Academy.