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GERS FIGHT ROOFE TWO-GAME BAN

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RANGERS will fight the two-game handed to Kemar Roofe by the three-man SFA review panel.

Boss Steven Gerrard has confirmed the Ibrox club will contest the action and the hearing is due to be held tomorrow, according to Sky Sports News.

Scottish football’s governing body took retrospective action after looking again at the challenge from the striker on opponent Murray Davidson in his side’s 1-0 win over St Johnstone at Ibrox last week.

The Perth midfielder had to be helped from the field later in the first-half and is a doubt for his team’s Betfred League Cup Final at Hampden on February 28.

Roofe was only shown a yellow card by referee David Munro, but the authorities – led by a panel of three former referees – subsequently issued him a ban on the grounds of serious foul play.

The 28-year-old English hitman was a second-half substitute in the Premiership pacesetters’ 1-1 draw with Hamilton Accies at New Douglas Park yesterday.

Gerrard has already see Alfredo Morelos hit with two retrospective bans following unpunished red card offences against Dundee United and Hibs.

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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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