Rangers striker Kemar Roofe's suspension hearing pushed back 24 hours at club's request

Rangers striker Kemar Roofe's fast-track hearing has been put back 24 hours.

Rangers striker Kemar Roofe (centre) is booked for the challenge on Murray Davidson that has resulted in an SFA charge. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)
Rangers striker Kemar Roofe (centre) is booked for the challenge on Murray Davidson that has resulted in an SFA charge. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

Roofe was due to learn his fate following his lunge on St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson today but the SFA hearing has been rescheduled for Wednesday at Rangers request.

The forward was booked for the challenge but subsequently accused of serious foul play, with a two-match ban awaiting him if Rangers fail to successfully challenge the charge.

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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard confirmed the club would be appealing the suspension after his side’s 1-1 draw in Hamilton on Sunday, stating: “We are going to appeal it. We have analysed the situation, not just the tackle.“

Roofe was defended by St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson after the match at Ibrox last Wednesday, which Rangers won 1-0.

Davidson said: "It’s one of those, I don’t think there was any malice in the challenge, but it doesn’t look great.

“TV pictures will slow it down and make it look worse than it is."

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