By Alan Hutton

24th Dec, 2020 | 8:00am

'We're Seeing The Real Him' - Exclusive: Hutton blown away by 'Undroppable' Rangers man

Kemar Roofe has made himself “undroppable” with his form for Rangers in recent weeks, according to Alan Hutton.

The former Rangers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 27-year-old has made himself the number one striker at Ibrox after a brilliant run of form in front of goal.

The summer signing took his tally to 11 goals in 18 appearances on Wednesday with a close-range finish in the Light Blues’ 3-0 win over St Johnstone.

The former Leeds man was subbed off just after the hour mark as Alfredo Morelos returned from suspension to take his fellow striker’s place at McDiarmid Park.

However, despite the Colombia international’s long-standing reign as Gerrard’s first-choice striker, Hutton has suggested Roofe is now the lead hitman at Ibrox.

Asked if he thought Roofe was Rangers’ number one centre-forward now, Hutton told Football Insider: “I think he is at the moment, I don’t think you can go against him.

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“Obviously, he’s had to get over his fitness issues is at the start but I always knew he was such a fantastic player, technically gifted and that he could score goals.

“Having played against him, I know what he’s like, so I think we’re seeing the real him now, not only is his link-up play good but he’s adding the goals.

“I think at the moment he’s become undroppable, in my opinion.” 

Roofe has now scored eight goals in his last six Premiership appearances – all of which have come among the starting XI.

Rangers’ next game sees Gerrard and his men play host to Hibernian on Boxing Day.

In other news, Hutton has been blown away by Rangers ‘Tank’ he’s seen at Auchenhowie.