Rangers striker Jermain Defoe scored his third goal of the 2020/21 campaign in a comprehensive 4-0 win over Falkirk on Sunday – and earned praise from a trio of Ibrox legends in the process.
Steven Gerrard’s men were comfortable winners against the lower-league opposition and continued their dominance during the campaign.
Defoe has spent some time out through injury this season but he was back to his clinical best on Sunday, starting the Light Blues off on their way to victory.
During 2019/20, the former England striker scored 17 times in all competitions for Rangers and his experience looks to be vital in a relatively young dressing room.
His only goal in the league this season came during a 2-0 win over Livingston, although the striker has only started twice in the Scottish Premiership.
After his goal on Sunday, he took to Instagram and received messages of praise from three players who know all about earning a rapport with the club’s supporters.
Ally McCoist, Kris Boyd and Charlie Adam all took time out to rave about the experience talisman.
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The man with 20 goals in 57 England appearances might be in the twilight of his career but he’s still showing his class.
Defoe has scored 163 goals in 496 Premier League appearances in England and is one of the best goalscorers of his generation.
Now 38, Gerrard is unlikely to rely on Defoe every week but he showed on Sunday that he can still do a job when called upon.
Defoe hasn’t lost his natural instinct in front of goal and he could be a big player for Rangers and they bid to end a long stretch without silverware.