Kemar Roofe joins growing list of Rangers injury doubts for Celtic derby

By John McGinley

September 20, 2020

New Rangers signing Kemar Roofe has joined a growing list of injury doubts for the upcoming derby against Celtic in the Scottish Premiership.

Neil Lennon’s Bhoys host the Ibrox side at Celtic Park in less than a month’s time on October 17th and they’re already sweating on the fitness of regulars Ryan Jack and Joe Aribo, as we’ve discussed on 67 Hail Hail in recent weeks.

Striker Roofe made the switch to Glasgow from Anderlecht this summer and has already become a trusted member of Steven Gerrard’s starting eleven.

He’s made six appearances in total, scoring two goals.

However, he had to be substituted off against Lincoln Red Imps and is now being sent for a scan after a calf problem emerged.

Kemar Roofe has injury problems ahead of next month’s Celtic match / (Photo by Javier Montano/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

The Ibrox boss told Rangers TV (h/t Daily Record): “He’s been sent for a scan, we originally thought it was a bit of tightness in his calf, he thought it was tightness in his calf.

“On assessment it was looking that way but something showed up so he’s going to be missing in the short term.”

Rangers still have Alfredo Morelos and Cedric Itten to call upon but the Colombian’s transfer future is up in the air and the Swiss forward still hasn’t impressed in Scottish football.

In any case, we all know Morelos is hardly a top performer when Celtic games come around. Unbelievably he’s still not scored against us in his time here.

Celtic captain Scott Brown with Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Like the injuries to Jack and Aribo, the Scottish champions won’t be concerning themselves too much.

If Celtic focus on their own performances and turn up to play at their peak in the derby, we should find a way to win.

In other news, former Celtic transfer target Scott McKenna looks to be on his way to England.