Kemar Roofe has a goal every 74 minutes for Rangers this season, it’s just a shame that he only played 148 in total.

The 30-year old striker has an impressive goal or assist every two games for Rangers which is even better when you consider Kemar Roofe’s biggest issue – fitness.

A hip operation designed to get to the bottom of his problems isn’t quite a last resort but, with just one year left on his Rangers contract, it is for us.

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Rangers fans have to be realistic.

Nobody is going to sign Roofe in his current state and it would be too expensive to just pay him off.

Especially if there is the chance that this latest intervention works.

Posting on Instagram that he is undergoing rehabilitation at the world famous Aspetar facility in Qatar is a good sign.

No distractions, just a focus on getting better in the hope that he can play some part in Michael Beale’s squad next season.

Kemar Roofe could still play key role for Rangers

As with John Souttar, Kemar Roofe doesn’t have to play 45,50 or 60 games because we know that even 30 appearances in total would yield around 15 goals.

The sort of contribution from a backup striker that can really make a difference.

If the Jamaica international makes a full recovery then he will be a huge asset under Beale who has consistently played with two strikers since arriving.

None of our current options have the same all-round intelligence, movement or technical ability and he has been sorely missed.

It’s no coincidence that the season Roofe played his highest number of games in is the one that Rangers won the league.

The Roofe that played against Braga in last season’s Europa League quarter-finals is one of Michael Beale’s best players and worth every penny of his reported £4m transfer fee.

Rangers job this summer is finding a player of equal ability to Roofe but one who is available more than they are injured.

Is it really too much to ask?

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