Danny Mills has claimed Rangers have been hit with a “big blow” after Steven Gerrard confirmed Kemar Roofe will miss Sunday’s game against Aberdeen.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England and Leeds United defender was hopeful the 28-year-old will miss just one game for the Light Blues.

Roofe was forced off at half-time in Rangers’ 1-0 win over Celtic last weekend that saw them extend the gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership to 19 points.

The former Leeds striker picked up a quad muscle injury at Ibrox last Saturday and Gerrard has revealed it could see him miss “a couple of games”.

He becomes the latest big-name absentee after Scott Arfield broke down with an ankle injury expected to sideline him for five weeks.

He had scored eight goals in his last eight league games for the ‘Gers before the visit of Celtic and Mills is adamant he will be a huge miss for Gerrard.

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“Oh, definitely it’s a big blow, Mills told Football Insider.

“Hopefully it might not be too long. Who knows it might be something very, very small and he might end up missing just one game.

“I’ve watched Roofe at Leeds for a long time and they were always reluctant to let him go.

“Obviously the wages he got from moving abroad were sensational compared to what Leeds could offer so you cannot blame him for that.

“He’s a quality player and I’m sure as long as it’s not too serious he won’t miss too much football.”

Roofe has scored 12 goals in 21 appearances across all competitions for Rangers after his summer move from Belgian side Anderlecht.

He moved to Ibrox for a £7million fee after playing just 16 times for Vincent Kompany’s side as he struggled with a calf injury.

In other news, Football Insider understands Rangers have submitted a six-figure offer for a wide-man after being given a “12-hour ultimatum”.