Rangers star surely doubtful for Hearts start after travelling to Honduras
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Rangers star surely doubtful for Hearts start after travelling to Honduras

Kemar Roofe is surely a big doubt to make the Rangers starting XI against Hearts on Saturday after travelling to Honduras with Jamaica.

Roofe has made a strong start to 2021/22 at Ibrox, scoring six goals in eleven appearances in all competitions.

Rangers forward Kemar Roofe is surely doubtful to start vs Hearts after touching down in Honduras. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

His latest contribution was an extremely important one, coming off the bench to score the equaliser in a 2-1 comeback win over Hibernian in the Premiership.

Steven Gerrard may well have been considering handing him a start in a top-of-the-table clash with Hearts on Saturday afternoon, but that now looks unlikely given the extent of his international commitments.

Roofe has already made two appearances for Jamaica during this block, coming off the bench in a 2-0 defeat to the USA and playing the full 90 minutes of a 0-0 draw with Canada on Sunday.

Had he left the squad and returned to Ibrox following the clash with the Canucks, his chances of starting against the Jambos would have been strong.

However, as evidenced by content on his Instagram story on Monday, he’s travelled to Honduras with the Reggae Boyz ahead of a third qualifier in less than a week.

The Gers star appeared to touch down in the Central American nation, which is 5000 miles away from Glasgow, on Monday evening, ahead of a fixture against Los Catrachos which is due to kick off at 01:05 BST on Thursday.

Given that Roofe is likely to be asked to play a significant role in the World Cup Qualifier before making the long trip back to the UK, it’s hard to see how he’ll be in a condition to start such an important match for the Gers.

He may well be available for another second-half cameo, but, at this stage, a 90-minute outing looks highly unlikely.

In other news, a Rangers star was booked in a four-goal international thriller on Monday after receiving a big recall.

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