Rangers fans had the joy of seeing a few debuts yesterday during their 3-2 friendly win over HJK Helsinki at Ibrox yesterday, with Steven Davis, Jermain Defoe and Jordan Houston all making their first appearances. However, the fans were focusing on Defoe after the game, even though the veteran striker couldn’t score on his first outing.
— Jermain Defoe OBE (@IAmJermainDefoe) 20 January 2019
Defoe did have a cracking opportunity to open his Rangers account against Helsinki, when he was found on the edge of the six-yard box by Ryan Jack, although he could only slot it wide whilst looking for the far corner. That chance won’t bother him, though, and with the opportunity of a competitive debut in just two days time against Kilmarnock, Defoe will be chomping at the bit to find the net.
With the ex-England international now back in the fold, Steven Gerrard has a number of options up front. Alfredo Morelos, Kyle Lafferty and Defoe have all got it in them to score important goals, and with the boost in firepower, a lot of the Bluenoses are backing themselves to go on and achieve big things this season. It could still be a bit early for title number 55 yet though.
You can read the Bluenoses’ thoughts on Defoe’s debut here:
great to have you here Jermain , hope you enjoy your time at Ibrox (especially getting the 55 !)
— Iain Love (@IainLove2) 20 January 2019
Wishing you good health & fitness to become a Rangers goal machine! All the best in a light blue jersey Jermain.
— John Mair (@johnnightmair) 20 January 2019
Hope to see you banging in some goals, if you can get half as many as @morelos2106 then you’ll soon be a favourite!
— Trueblue54 (@Trueblue541) January 20, 2019
Becoma a legend germaine score the goals to make it #55
— colin bell (@72bellie) January 21, 2019
No wonder you teeeted this at 8pm must have took you so lo to get home after all those photos being taken with you – only the beginning wait until you win us the title JD
— Rangers family (@spirit_of_2Pac) 20 January 2019
Great to have you at Rangers Jermain, hope you score plenty
— Tuddie (@Tuddie44) 20 January 2019
The Bluenoses are already infatuated with Defoe and they’ll be absolutely beside themselves when he scores his first Rangers goal.
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