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Rangers Go to Great Lengths to Prepare Roofe for the Europa League Finals

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He Has Impressed with 17 Goals this Season

Rangers’ manager Gio van Bronckhorst says the club is doing everything possible to get wounded Kemar Roofe, the Jamaica Reggae Boyz striker, ready for the Europa League final.

The game is against Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville later this month. Rangers faced RB Leipzig in the semi-finals without a recognized striker when both leading scorer Roofe and Colombia’s Alfredo Morelos were pulled out following injuries. They still managed to storm over the Germans in a 3-2 win.

The former Leeds and Anderlecht striker is making a comeback, although he was missing when Rangers defeated Dundee United 2-0 at the weekend. Roofe who is 29-years old has been out since suffering a knee injury during a game against Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park on April 17.

He has impressed with 17 goals this season, one of which came in a 2-0 win in the world cup qualifiers, playing against Honduras in October. He has been using a hyperbaric chamber to speed up his rehabilitation.

Roofe has a match with his German rivals come May 18, and Van Bronckhorst is prepared to do everything he can to ensure he is ready for the game. He stated, “Kemar is going to put in a lot of effort to make it.” “Even though, he missed the game against Leipzig last Thursday.”

He has two weeks to finish his preparations. He just cares about making the final, so he will work hard. “My team of doctors are doing everything they can to help him get back in shape.” We’ll have to wait and see how things go, but we’re hoping he’ll be able to fit in.”

Roofe’s Reggae Boyz colleague, Michail Antonio is also hopeful that he will recover fast after being withdrawn with a hip injury at half-time while playing for West Ham United.

The Reggae Boy was able to bring home a 4-0 triumph last weekend when his team played Norwich City, where Antonio scored his 1st goal in the Premier League since the start of the year.