Kemar Roofe believes Rangers must win title number 56 THIS season!
The returning Ibrox striker admits he is constantly reminded of the importance of securing the next title by Gers supporters.
And the Jamaican international, who fired Rangers ahead in the 2-0 win over Ross County, said the fans will never let the players forget the importance of securing the next title.
He said: “The fans remind you of it every day when you step out the door it’s 56, 56.”
“For me personally we have to win, we play football to win and if we don’t and come second it’s disappointing.”
Saturday was Roofe’s first start in 16-months, but the 30-year old wants to put his injury nightmare behind him to propel his side on to success:
He said: “Every goal, even in training I’m celebrating inside because it’s important to me.
“I couldn’t put it into words because if I explained it all you wouldn’t understand unless you’ve been through it but I’m not here for sympathy or to complain.
“Last night going to bed I’m dreaming of starting, scoring and winning and thankfully it happened. Most importantly I’ve come of the pitch feeling healthy and feeling good.”
Michael Beale said after the match that he was counting on the experience of the returning Roofe and Tom Lawrence who also made his comeback in Dingwall after a year out.
The Rangers boss said: “In terms of experience those two guys have seen a lot in the game and they’ll help this dressing room.
“We’ve got a lot of new players coming in first time in the league, so I think those type of guys coming back and being around the team will be a big boost.”
Rangers now turn their attention to Champions League matters as they travel to Eindhoven on Wednesday for a crucial qualifying second leg with PSV, with the tie finely poised at 2-2.
Despite not being in the Light Blues European squad, Roofe admitted in his heart he felt ready to play on the European stage:
He said: “In those sort of games it’s not always down to fitness it’s about what’s in there, its always in there for me.
“Probably in the past it’s telling me lies when I’ve played and I probably shouldn’t have played, but for those big games your always going to turn up and be ready.”