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Glasgow Rangers topped Ross County with four goals at Victoria Park on Sunday afternoon to extend their lead to 13 points at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
Steven Gerrard’s team pushed aside the Staggies who were on the second floor to maintain their undefeated start to the season when Celtic lost points to St. Johnstone at Celtic Park.
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Kemar Roofe pushed the ball past county goalie Ross Laidlaw to open the scoring before half-time, and James Tavernier, an own goal by Callum Morris and Jermain Defoe added the extras.
The Rangers dominated from start to finish in a largely one-sided affair, although Stuart Kettlewell’s team came close to scoring after Canadian midfielder Harry Paton forced a good save from Allan mcgregor.
The current club captain produced a near perfect display, Defoe turned the years back with his brief cameo, but Kemar Roofe was arguably the group’s pick.
SofaScore He rated the 27-year-old with a decent 7.3 rating: he won three of his six games, produced 17 of 18 passes (94%), was fouled, showing he was a constant threat throughout.
Roofe finished the game with two shots on goal, plus two shots off goal and a blocked shot, even though he was replaced by Cedric Itten towards the latter stages of the second half.
Valued at £ 4 million via Transfer market, the versatile forward has scored six goals and provided an assist in nine Scottish Premiership appearances so far this season, while averaging 2.3 shots per game, through Who scored.
There is no doubt that the Ibrox manager was encouraged by his forward’s performance as Alfredo Morelos fought alongside the Jamaican forward. Despite the Colombian’s best efforts, he was unable to end his latest mini-goal drought, and may regret his missed opportunities when Defoe came off the bench to score in his 800th appearance with the club and the country.
Gerrard’s team will travel to Poland to face Lech Poznan on Thursday knowing that they will win Group D if they can match or improve Benfica’s result against Standard Liege.
Morelos may be the henchman for the big occasion, but we back Roofe to lead the line in the Europa League as he has had such a strong start to the season.
And in other news, Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard could release Kemar Roofe as No. 10 …