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Glasgow Rangers: Paul Heckingbottom raves over Kemar Roofe signing

Glasgow Rangers: Paul Heckingbottom raves over Kemar Roofe signing - Rangers News

It’s been a very busy week for Glasgow Rangers as they have brought two new strikers to Ibrox. One was 23 year-old Cedric Itten, and the other was 27 year-old Kemar Roofe.

Supporters might know more about Roofe as he has played in England for clubs like Leeds United and Oxford United before he moved to Belgium side Anderlecht, per Transfermarkt.

When someone new signs, many in the media give their opinions on whether they believe the transfer was a good decision or not and what they think about the player.

One person who has been discussing Roofe signing for the Gers is Paul Heckingbottom, who managed the striker during his spell in charge of Leeds United.

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Speaking to The Scottish Sun about Roofe, Heckingbottom said: “It’s a great bit of business for Steven Gerrard. That’s a statement signing from Rangers, very impressive. I’m certain he’ll do well in Scotland, and the Rangers fans will love his approach.

“I wish Kemar well, he’s a good lad and a top professional. He’ll enjoy the size of Rangers. He’s been at Leeds and Anderlecht, so going to Ibrox won’t faze him at all.

“He will relish the pressure and expectation. I’m really pleased for him with this move.”

It’s hard to disagree with Heckingbottom here, Roofe has been at some big football clubs, and therefore he should adjust easily to the pressure and expectations at the Gers.

In Belgium, he played 16 times, and scored seven goals whilst picking up three assists, whilst in the 2018/19 season at Leeds, he managed 15 goals and two assists in 34 appearances, per Transfermarkt.

The fact that in his last two seasons he has nearly scored one goal every two games bodes very well for the Scottish side as it highlights he is very clinical despite the pressure of needing to perform at his last two clubs.

Hopefully he will be able to continue this good goalscoring record of late at the Ibrox, as fans of the club will be hoping to win the title this campaign.

Being praised by his former boss Heckingbottom, who has also managed Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership, shows the quality the forward has and it will be exciting to see how he does this season.

Glasgow Rangers fans, are your happy with the signing? Let us know down below!


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