There was a point this season when Rangers star Kemar Roofe was playing so well at Ibrox that fans believed the forward was a snip at £3.5m.

From the potential Puskas Award winner against Standard Liege in Belgium, to the stunner v Benfica, to dragging us back into the match against Motherwell, the Roofe was certainly on fire.

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Rangers star Kemar Roofe enjoyed an explosive run of form at one point this season, coinciding with the best football the team played in a legendary campaign. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But as we’d been warned previously by the supporters of Leeds United in particular, Kemar was prone to frustrating time on the treatment table.

Between August and the end of December Kemar had 13 goals for the club and there was even some suggesting Roofe was the best forward in the division.

But as we’ve entered the second half of the campaign injuries appear to have taken their toll on the forward who’s been the subject of some criticism from Rangers fans this week and who has only scored one goal since the turn of the year.

A calf injury saw Roofe miss close to a month between September and October but it was after this spell out Roofe was at his most prolific, scoring eight goals in ten league games.

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This is a contribution to our season which fundamentally helped us secure the title and there’s little doubt that the 28-year-old’s signing helped gain inches in this regard.

 

But a thigh problem encountered in the New Year Old Firm alongside a dubious suspension and more calf issues have hampered the striker’s season and he certainly looks off the pace in the latter half of the campaign.

After such an emotional campaign, so does everyone, being fair.

The Scottish Cup defeat to St Johnstone was an almighty disappointment but Roofe appears to be the scapegoat in some circles as fans begin to process the emotion of the premature exit of the tournament.

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The striker has toiled since returning from injury – and missed a penalty against St Johnstone – but his contribution to the good things which have happened this season deserves better than some of the criticism. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

But we’d do well to remember what this side achieved for us at different points in the season and to empathise with the likes of Roofe, who’ve never actually kicked a ball in front of a Rangers crowd.

A player whose taken to the club and to the fans despite never experiencing Ibrox properly, his contribution to our 55th title win and our European campaigns suggest he deserves better.

Rangers star Roofe has taken to Rangers so much in fact that the striker appeared to go against club wishes with an Ibrox purchase.

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