Rangers star Kemar Roofe made his long-awaited international debut for Jamaica last week and the Ibrox star has opened up on his pride at representing the country of his father’s birth.

Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Roofe, who was born in England, was targeted by the Reggae Boyz over the last 18 months as they looked to bolster their international options, before the Rangers forward finally debuted as they lost to Panama.

While the result was far from great, Roofe was proud to make his international bow before returning to Scotland early as a result of Jamaica playing fixtures in red zone countries.

“It was a proud moment for myself and my family to represent my dad’s country of birth,” Roofe said [Daily Record]

Austria 0-1 Scotland: Steve Clarke’s men shine in Vienna to provide huge World Cup boost

Austria 0-1 Scotland: Steve Clarke’s men shine in Vienna to provide huge World Cup boost
Not the Old Firm (Youtube)

“It’s a good experience to play international football. It’s a different style of football to the domestic game. It’s an enjoyable experience, even though we lost.

“We only had a few days to get to know each other and play the game. The two other games were in the red zone so we couldn’t go to those games.”

Roofe’s early return means he will be free to feature this afternoon when the Light Blues face St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.

The former Leeds star has been one of Rangers top performers so far this season and his international recognition is well-deserved after some excellent form.

Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images

With Jamaica’s World Cup qualifying hopes hanging by a thread though, the Rangers star might have to wait a while before he gets the chance to represent the Reggae Boyz in a major tournament.

In other news, Report: ‘Super’ Aston Villa player is wanted by Champions League club