KEMAR ROOFE, two-goal hero of Rangers’ 3-1 comeback win over Motherwell, has revealed the crucial component in the Ibrox side’s bid for the title.

Steven Gerrard watched his team go 16 points ahead of Celtic, who have three games in hand, after battling back from a goal down at the interval against the Fir Park visitors.

Roofe believes the strength of the Gers squad is the “key thing” for their efforts to derail the champions’ historic quest for a tenth successive championship.

The Liverpool legend realised his side had to bounce back quickly after their Betfred League Cup elimination against St Mirren in midweek when they were down 3-2 in Paisley.

The manager’s changes were vital with Ianis Hagi impressing off the bench and Cedric Itten scoring to put the team ahead.

Roofe bagged a double and told Rangers TV : “It was important because of the loss in the week, the loss hurt us.

“We had to make sure today that we showed character and fight and got the three points.

“It doesn’t matter if we go a goal down, we just have to believe in ourselves that we’re going to score.

“All the subs that came on changed the game for us and that’s the key thing with our squad.

“The starting eleven do our best and then the guys that come on add more energy.

“They never drop the standards and they changed the game.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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