Kemar Roofe has issued a positive update on his fitness as he steps up his rehabilitation from injury. 

The 30-year-old only made six appearances last season due to various issues and he’s currently recovering from a hip surgery.

Roofe has spent time in Dubai over the summer as he looks to get over his injury problems to make an impact next season. The versatile attacker posted on social media earlier hinting that he’s ready to link-up with his teammates for pre-season - which commences on June 30th. 

He uploaded a video of himself on the treadmill alongside the caption: “More miles getting covered this week ready for preseason."

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Rangers will be hoping that Roofe can rediscover his fitness and form during his first two seasons at Ibrox. He contributed 18 goals and three assists across 36 appearances in his debut season before following that up with 16 goals and two assists in 36 games in 2021/22. 

Michael Beale will oversee a massive rebuild this summer to his squad with Jack Butland, Kieran Dowell and Dujon Sterling already penning deals with more new arrivals expected imminently. 

Beale is a huge admirer of Roofe and he spoke recently about how much of a bonus his return to fitness would be. 

He said: “He [Roofe] would certainly be a bonus. We decided for him to go and have the hip operation that has been troubling him for a long period of time now to see if that solves the issues he has been having.

“He is back out running now so he will start pre-season with the team. Him and Tom, I’ve not really been able to use either of them. I have not even seen Tom in training.

“Tom will probably be three or four weeks behind Kemar. That will be nice for Kemar because last year he started pre-season and had an issue within two days. So let’s see where we are at.

“He was our top goal scorer in the year we won the league but it is important that he shows when he comes back that he can be the player we know.

“Kemar has got a young family that were originally based in England. They are here now and they are here for their dad to play football.

“Kemar is a really strong-willed guy, a really tough exterior, but you have got to make sure that he is in a good place.

“I think being out on the pitch and being pain-free is a big step for him so let’s see how pre-season goes.”