One-time Rangers-linked Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland channelled his inner Kemar Roofe as the Scotland international striker hit a worldie from 45 yards.

The talented striker, 25, hasn’t quite seen things go to plan for him in the a Scottish top tier after two high scoring season in the Scottish Championship with Ayr United and the Arabs.

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One-time reported Rangers link Lawrence Shankland has just netted a worldie for Dundee United. (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group via Getty Images)

But Shankland kickstarted his season as Dundee United were held to a 2-2 draw with St. Johnstone at Tannadice.

Laid off by his teammate after the Perthshire saints lost the ball in United’s half, Shankland let’s rip with a first time effort just over the halfway line which rockets over Zander Clark.

 

It was a beauty and had shades of that Kemar Roofe classic in Belgium which saw Roofe smash the ball in from his own half after beating three opponents.

However, if you were to ask me which was better, there’s only one winner.

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The goal has made plenty of headlines ever since and exemplifies the kind of ability which Shankland has and which Dundee United have not see often enough this season.

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Shankland has four caps and one goal for the Scottish national team. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers have been continuously linked to Shankland over the last few seasons, the most recent being in August [Bill Young], but Shankland’s four-goal return this season is below his usual standards.

Whilst Shankland remains an interesting option, there’s a different Scottish Premiership striker altogether who has been catching the eye of Rangers fans.

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