Newcastle United star Callum Wilson has heaped praise on Jermain Defoe after the Rangers veteran found the back of the net during his side’s comprehensive 4-1 victory over Old Firm rivals Celtic at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon.
The Gers closed in on an unbeaten season having already secured the Scottish Premiership title with an excellent 4-1 win over Celtic, as Kemar Roofe notched a brace and Alfredo Morelos also got his name on the score sheet.
Defoe, who turns 39 in October, was introduced off the bench by Steven Gerrard for the last five minutes of Sunday’s win with the game already wrapped up – as Celtic were forced to play more than an hour with 10 men.
Picking up the ball on the counter attack, Defoe drove at the Celtic defence and cut inside, before cutting back onto his left – leaving Stephen Welsh on the deck and firing past Scott Bain into the corner. He posted on Instagram.
Clocking up 70 appearances for Rangers since joining the club initially on loan during the second half of the 2018-19 season, Defoe has since netted an impressive 31 goals and laid on 10 assists under manager Gerrard.
Wilson – who cost Newcastle £20million (Sky Sports) in the summer of 2020 from Bournemouth where he played alongside Defoe – responded to the ex-England man’s Instagram post, with a four-word nickname for Defoe.