Rangers star Kemar Roofe has been spotted in training ahead of the club’s Last 16 Europa League second leg clash with Slavia Prague as he steps up his recovery.

The Ibrox striker – who joined in the summer on a reported £3.5m deal – made his comeback from a calf injury against Slavia in Prague but hasn’t started a match since the 4-3 win over Royal Antwerp in Belgium in the last round, exactly one month ago (18/02).

It was in this match that Roofe picked up the injury which has seen him miss the best part of a month, but the 28-year-old will be looking for a start against the Czechs at Ibrox.

Roofe has been used extensively in the Europa League this season, starting four of the club’s nine matches in the competition proper, coming off the bench in another two.

The ex-Anderlecht forward has also scored two goals in the competition this season – one against old foes Standard Liege and one against Benfica – the strike in Belgium surely in the running for the Puskas Award.


Roofe has impressed in his first season in Glasgow and fans have taken warmly to the diminutive forward who has an eye for goal and a penchant for the incredible.

Rangers v SL Benfica: Group D - UEFA Europa League

Rangers star Kemar Roofe has come up big for the club in the Europa League this season and will be eyeing a start against Slavia Prague as he steps up his recovery in training. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There’s plenty of competition across the forward line for Rangers as they look to book themselves a place in the Europa League quarterfinals and Roofe will be hoping to be a part of the team which does it.

The striker – just like many fans – appeared to go against the wishes of the club this week with his latest Rangers purchase.

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