Rangers’ recent record of signing 30-somethings isn’t exactly encouraging, with names like Russell Martin, Joey Barton, Philippe Senderos and Niko Kranjcar largely failing to impress.
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To a point, this was, of course, until last season. Allan McGregor returned and has proven a good addition, before Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe arrived in the January transfer window in loan deals from Southampton and Bournemouth respectively.
McGregor and Davis are now two of the first names on the team-sheet, and although Defoe has the sizeable talents of Alfredo Morelos blocking his path, he seems to be relishing his role and has so far scored at a rate of one league goal every 39 minutes, as per the BBC.
Defoe turns 37 today and, despite his advancing years, he has managed to return 12 goals already with no signs of slowing down. He wants to stay at Rangers and Steven Gerrard wants him too, as per the Daily Record.
After his devastating hat-trick against Hamilton on Sunday to propel Rangers to the top of the Scottish Premiership, it’s safe to say he has the love of many of the Rangers fans too!
These Rangers supporters took to Twitter to show their love for the diminutive frontman.
List Of Strikers better than Morelos And Defoe in Scotland pic.twitter.com/zzeaQpJA2i
— Ryan Defoe (@R18721876) October 3, 2019
— Alastair McKenzie🏴 (@Mckenzieas93) October 6, 2019
Jermain Defoe ladies and gentlemen. What a player. 👏🏻 https://t.co/tms4dzIMSc
— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) October 7, 2019
I think it’s impossible to ignore the impact Jermain Defoe has had on Morelos, and I also think his experience has made a huge difference to the whole team
Possibly the most important signing under Steven Gerrard in my opinion
— Smiffy (@Stu_Blue_54AC) October 6, 2019
🔴⚪🔵 Jermain Defoe was at his clinical best today . What a player 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 WATP 👏👏👏
— GSmith 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧 (@RFCsmith1872) October 6, 2019
Jermain Defoe really is different gravy. What a man.
— Jamie Hunter (@jamiehunter72) October 6, 2019
its an absolute pleasure to watch a player of Jermain Defoe’s stature representing our club. hope he’s here for a few more seasons
— gazza (@maineroadman) October 6, 2019
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