Kemar Roofe has Rangers unbeaten season in sight after two goals in emphatic 4-1 win over Celtic

Kemar Roofe pointed to Rangers’ emphatic Old Firm scoreline as evidence of their status as champions in Scotland this season.

Kemar Roofe of Rangers celebrates after scoring their team's third goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 02, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The striker scored an unorthodox opener – steering the ball past Scott Bain with his chest from around ten yards out.

A second-half header helped Rangers extend their advantage over Celtic’s ten men – and reminded Roofe who was the top team in Scotland this season.

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Reflecting on the victory – which completes Rangers’ first unbeaten season against Celtic since 1999-2000 – the summer signing from Anderlecht said: “The result says it all, 4-1.

Kemar Roofe scores with his chest to make it 1-0 Rangers during a Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Park, on May 02, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

“We're champions but it was such a long time ago, we kind of forgot about that. I think this game has kind of brought it back to us.”

His goals were a return to form for the striker, who has produced some memorable moments this season – including the halfway-line strike against Standard Liege in the Europa League – but recently missed a penalty against St Johnstone and has been slapped with a four-match European ban for being red carded against Slavia Prague.

But now there is renewed focus, and a target to achieve before the end of the season.

Speaking to Sky Sports he added: "The last five or six weeks have been frustrating for me, on and off the pitch things haven’t been going right for me. But this game – I’ve been preparing for it in my head for a long time.

"We won the league a long time ago, now it's about being unbeaten.

"Every game we try and play for something and that's what we've got to play for now.”

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