Rangers fans were far from convinced that Steven Gerrard had made the right call yesterday when they saw their starting lineup for their away trip to Hamilton Accies. The Gers had to get by without the suspended Alfredo Morelos amd when Gerrard threw in Defoe as a lone striker the fans were fearing the worst.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) 24 February 2019
Despite the Gers concerns before kick-off there truly was nothing to worry about. Defoe contributed with a well-taken goal in what turned out to be a rout at the SuperSeal Stadium. The visitors took an incredible 4-0 lead in the first half as Ryan Jack, Defoe, Scott Arfield and James Tavernier all found the net before Kyle Lafferty added a late goal in the second half to round off the scoring.
It was a game where you’d never believe that the fans had concerns before kick-off, yet the Gers still had their doubts. The main worry from the Bluenoses was over Defoe, who they didn’t believe was able to cut it at the age of 36 playing up front on his own in Scotland. However, the striker made it four league goals in his opening six games with his strike and will now be eyeing up Dundee in midweek as he looks to add even more goals to his game.
You can read the Gers’ worries on Defoe here:
Defoe upfront himself pic.twitter.com/1DktfPFhEA
— Curtis (@CurtisRFC1972) 24 February 2019
Defoe needs someone up top with him in my opinion.
Lafferty to knock down high balls.
— Ibrox Loyal (@IL_Official) February 24, 2019
Would’ve started lafferty
— Graham Sneddon (@sneddon91) February 24, 2019
When you see defoe up top on his own again pic.twitter.com/PsTFcla9Ya
— Steven gow (@GowSteven) February 24, 2019
Don’t think Defoe is a starting striker, more of an impact super sub player
— Ryan (@rfcNI_1872) February 24, 2019
We shouldve played 2 up top
— David Kennedy (@DavidKe53173656) February 24, 2019
When will he get it. Defoe is not a lone striker!
— Martin Barclay (@MartinBarclay1) February 24, 2019
Probably the right team. Need a big performance from the midfield to bring Defoe in to the game. Let’s get back to the football
— GoramsFlute (@GoramsFlute) 24 February 2019
The Gers were far from convinced by Gerrard’s call Defoe, yet it paid off big time as the veteran again found the net.