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.
“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.
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.