Roofe Thrilled To Be A Ranger

AFTER being blown away by his first impression of all things Rangers, Kemar Roofe admitted what his biggest aim is – to become a winner.

The versatile attacker was shown around the Rangers Training Centre and was immediately made aware of both the size of the club and what will be expected of him as a player.

He’s absolutely thrilled to be a Ranger, and told RangersTV exclusively: "It's amazing. Things happen so quickly so it's difficult to get a perspective of what is really going on, but coming here to the training ground to see the environment and see all the staff, you realise this is serious and this is a big place.

"The main goal is obviously to win and to get success again. As a footballer, you want to keep testing yourself and you also want to be playing at the biggest clubs possible.

"Unfortunately in these times with Covid, the fans won't be there, but when it all gets resolved the atmosphere will be incredible.

"In my past, I have been blessed to have been able to play in front of the Leeds fans and Anderlecht fans, and now this is another step and it is going to be incredible."

Roofe went onto explain the type of player he is, adding: "I am an attacking player and I will give 100 per-cent. I will work for the team and hopefully create chances and score chances to win games."

His attacking tendencies means for him, the opportunity to work alongside someone of the experience and goalscoring know-how of Jermain Defoe is an exciting prospect.

He continued: "Of course it would excite anybody to work with someone like him with his experience and his qualities.

"I have grown up watching him at Tottenham and in England, so hopefully I am going to learn so much from him, so yeah, I am excited."

Prior to spending the last year at Anderlecht, Roofe was at Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United.

They narrowly missed out on promotion in that season, and while he says that has made him even hungrier for success, the desire to win is already firmly built inside him.

He explained: "For me, I play football and it is already in me to win games. I want to be a winner, regardless of me missing out on success at Leeds or not, I will still have that drive in me."

Of course, as he touched on, supporters won’t be able to see his debut in person, which could come as early as Sunday at home to St Mirren.

The opportunity to run out at Ibrox when it is full, hopefully in the coming months, is one which he cannot wait for, and he added:

"I have asked some top players from the past about their experiences in Scotland, and they have said playing against Rangers is one of the best games.

"They have ever played in, and they have played in many different games around the world in different countries and in international games.

"They have said playing against Rangers is top."


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