Kemar Roofe on target for Rangers in 4-0 win over Aberdeen as striker reveals 'five-a-side' mentality behind club's push for title

Rangers striker Kemar Roofe has revealed that competitive five-a-side matches at training are helping the team's Scottish Premiership title push.

Kemar Roofe celebrates making it 2-0 during a Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium, on November 22, 2020 (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
Kemar Roofe celebrates making it 2-0 during a Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium, on November 22, 2020 (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

The summer signing from Anderlecht took his season's tally to six with the second goal in the 4-0 win over Aberdeen at Ibrox on Sunday which extended Rangers' lead at the top of the standings to 11 points over rivals Celtic, who dropped points in a 2-2 draw at Hibernian on Saturday.

However, the 27-year-old Englishman is not getting carried away, insisting that the players are only interested in continuing their winning mentality – both in training and in games.

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"It means nothing until the end of the season. It's as simple as that," Roofe said.

"We don't look at the table. At the training ground we keep pushing each other and it's very competitive at the training ground.

"Our five-a-side games, no-one wants to lose and we take that into the games as well."

Rangers have scored 41 goals and conceded just three in the opening 15 games of the season making it their best start to a top flight campaign in 53 years.

"Against a tough opposition, we knew it was going to be a difficult game, and to come away with four goals and keep a clean sheet you can't ask for much more," Roofe told Sky Sports.

"What we've been working on a lot in the last few weeks is keep it moving. We know we have a lot of possession but it's what you do with the possession, how quickly you move the ball, and not just doing it side-to-side, and back. It has to be penetrating passes."

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