Gers star Roofe formerly plied his trade as an attacking midfielder and a winger, but underwent a shift in position during his last year at Elland Road, when he was deployed as a striker by Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa.


The Jamaican, who arrived at Ibrox last month, has already registered five Scottish Premiership outings while chipping in with two goals and leads Steven Gerrard’s forward line.



Roofe acknowledged the impact the three-year spell in Yorkshire had on his style of play as he stressed that the time spent accustoming and learning the number 9 role under Bielsa made him the player that he is today.


The Gers star lauded the Leeds faithful as amazing while drawing similarities with the Rangers fans base and expressed his gratitude in being lucky to have played for such great clubs.



“Every year I thought I improved”, Roofe told Rangers TV.


“I changed positions quite a lot and then ended my time at Leeds as a number 9 under Bielsa.



“Which was good, because I learned a lot in that position when I was at the club.


“Similar to Rangers, the fan base is amazing.


“Even until this day, I am still getting a lot of love from the fans which means a lot to me.”


Roofe and Co. are back in European action on Thursday as they gear up for a trip to Gibraltar to take on Lincoln Red Imps in the Europa League.