Jermain Defoe has spoken about the management of his workload, as quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times.
The 36-year-old striker scored a perfect hat-trick against Hibs at Ibrox on Sunday, doing the initial damage as the Gers swept away the Edinburgh outfit 6-1.
It was his first appearance since the away leg of the Europa League Second Round Qualifier against Progres Niederkorn, but he views his lack of action in the previous two fixtures against Kilmarnock and Midtyjlland as a positive.
“I felt sharp right from the beginning,” said Defoe, as quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times. “There’s going to be a lot of games so we’re going to need everyone if we’re going to have a good year.”
“Would I be disappointed not to start the next game? Maybe when I was younger.