Ex-Rangers boss Alex McLeish has told The Scottish Sun that contacts in England and Belgium are telling him that Kemar Roofe is ‘very decent’.
The Gers were looking for more firepower over the summer, even though they managed to keep hold of Alfredo Morelos.
Florian Kamberi’s loan spell came to an end, and Rangers decided to sign two strikers in one day as Roofe and Cedric Itten both arrived.
Itten has been a bit-part player so far, but Roofe has shown his quality even though an injury has limited his appearances.
The former Leeds hitman has bagged three goals in eight games for Rangers, including a stunning strike against Standard Liege last week.
Roofe beat a couple of players inside his own half before smashing the ball into the net from his own half, helping Rangers to a 2-0 Europa League win.
Now, McLeish has admitted that he has contacts in England and Belgium who have praised to ex-Anderlecht man, suggesting that he is a ‘very decent’ player.
McLeish added that he has seen Roofe in action for Leeds, and felt that he was a good signing all along having seen his technique in England.
“I have contacts down in England and in Belgium and they are telling me Roofe is a very decent player,” said McLeish. “But I had seen a wee bit of him and his technique when he was at Leeds. So I felt it was a good signing,” he added.