Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd has been impressed with the Gers’ double swoop to land Cedric Itten and Kemar Roofe – and thinks Roofe, in particular, fits the bill for what the Gers have been missing.

Boyd is “intrigued” to see how they perform for Gerrard’s side after moving – but warned both that they need to hit the ground running as there’s no time to waste in the title chase.

The ex-striker thinks Roofe’s link-up play is something that the Light Blues have been missing of late, as well as his eye for goal as Alfredo Morelos edges closer to the Ibrox exit.

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“Cedric Itten and Kemar Roofe seem like two good signings, and I’m intrigued to see how they do,” Boyd said, speaking to the Sky Sports Premiership podcast

“Roofe is someone who maybe Rangers have been missing, with his link-up play and eye for a goal, while Itten is the bigger player, 6ft 2in and a presence in the box.

“He’s coming with a good pedigree, but it’s important that both players find their feet in Scottish football quickly because Rangers can’t waste any time and need to keep churning out results.”


Both were ineligible to play in last nights clash with Leverkusen but could come into contention for Sunday’s meeting with St. Mirren.

DUNDEE, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 24: Kris Boyd of Rangers celebrates after scoring during the Scottish Premier League match between Dundee United and Rangers at Tanadice Park on May 24, 2009 in Dundee, Scotland.

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While fans will be more familiar with Roofe than Itten, the Swiss striker’s numbers have brought some real excitement over what he is capable of.

Hopefully, he can live up to that hype and show why Rangers splashed out to bring him to Scotland in the first place.

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