Philippe Clement has confirmed Kemar Roofe won't feature for Rangers against Kilmarnock.

The Ibrox boss has been advised by medical staff that it would be "too risky" for the striker to play on the artificial surface at Rugby Park.

It means Roofe - who scored in B team action during the week - won't be involved in the matchday squad on Wednesday evening.

The striker returned to first-team action from injury on Sunday in the 5-0 win against Hearts as he made an 11-minute cameo from the bench. 

Asked for a squad update ahead of the midweek trip to Ayrshire, Clement said: "The squad is OK. No injuries, or more injuries, after the last game.

"The only thing is that I cannot put Kemar Roofe in the selection again because of the surface.

"So that is a clear message from my medical staff that it is too risky after his injury and amount of injuries.

"In that way, it is a disadvantage to play on that kind of pitch. But we need to adapt again and it is a chance for another player."

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Clement's side trained on an artificial surface on Tuesday in preparation for the match with the Ibrox boss likening the switch in pitch to going from grass to clay in tennis.

"We done that today, yes," he said when questioned on whether the team trained on a plastic pitch in preparation.

"To get the feeling also. But we didn’t have a lot of time to train because it is a game every three days.

"We could only do it today."

Further discussing the surface switch, Clement said: "I made the comparison with the game of tennis and playing at Wimbledon or on clay court. It is a little bit like that.

"The ball goes faster so you need to be more precise. On a grass pitch, when you give a pass it slows down after a while. On an artificial it keeps its speed or goes even faster along the way. The ball bounces in a totally different way.

"If you give passes in the air or shots at goal, you cannot go with your foot underneath the ball like you normally do on a grass pitch. You need to adapt your body towards that.

"Also, the way of turning, the way of sprinting, the way of stopping is different. So that is a lot of things that are different but it is what it is."