Europa League: Boost for Rangers as Kemar Roofe declared fit for final

 

Rangers’ bid to clinch the Europa League has been given a huge boost with the return of striker Kemar Roofe.

The 29-year-old has not played since injuring a knee in the Scottish Cup semi-final win over Celtic on April 17.

But manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst may well call upon the man with 17 goals this term for the showpiece against Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville tonight.

“He is important and I am happy for him,” said the Rangers boss.

Rangers will be without long-term absentees Alfredo Morelos, Ianis Hagi, and Filip Helander but are otherwise expected to have a fully-fit squad.

The return of Jamaica international Roofe will offer an out-and-out striking option which Van Bronckhorst was short of in both legs of their semi-final against RB Leipzig.

In Germany, Rangers struggled for creativity before bringing the tie home at a raucous Ibrox the following week in extra time.

Meanwhile, Five Africans are looking to create history with the Scottish giants.

Calvin Bassey has been an integral part of Rangers this season.

Defenders Calvin Bassey and Leon Balogun and forwards Joe Aribo, Amad Diallo, and Fashion Sakala could all be involved in Wednesday’s final.

Can either of the three Nigerians, the Ivorian or the Zambian be the man to end Rangers’ 50-year wait for a European trophy when they meet German side Eintracht in Seville?

  

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