Rangers striker Jermain Defoe spent his international break in the less-than-glamorous surroundings of Gretna’s Raydale Park as he watched his nephew make his debut for Whitehill Welfare.
With a free Saturday, Defoe headed to the Borders as Darnell Ramsay made his first appearance for Whitehill, getting on the scoresheet, as they slipped nearer relegation.
The Gers ace was pictured by a fan on Twitter at Raydale Park as he made a surprise appearance at the Lowland League clash.
The defeat leaves his nephew’s side facing relegation to the East of Scotland League if results go against them next weekend.
Since arriving at Ibrox in January, Defoe has struggled to force his way into the starting XI thanks to Alfredo Morelos’ fine form.
After signing an 18-month loan deal, Defoe’s experience will be vital to helping Morelos reach his potential.
While he won’t have been too happy with the result, it’s refreshing to see players taking in other games during the international break rather than heading off for a few days on sunshine somewhere.