Jermain Defoe has been a Rangers player for little over a week.

But he’s already got Celtic worrying about him – and Craig Gordon’s recent comments are proof.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 29: Craig Gordon of Celtic looks on after conceding a goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The Celtic keeper spoke to the Scottish Sun and spoke about the former England striker’s arrival at Ibrox.

In the interview, he revealed Defoe had broken his arm years ago but insisted he held no grudges.

Gordon then claimed Defoe had deliberately tried to kick him.

PORTSMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 23: Jermain Defoe (R) of Portsmouth scores his teams first goal past Criag Gordon (L) of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Portsmouth and Sunderland at Fratton Park on February 23, 2008 in Portsmouth, England.

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The Scotland keeper finished off by adding that Defoe had tried to contact him in the aftermath – but that he’d refused to speak to the striker.

To bring it up a decade later seems a bit odd but to then claim it was deliberate is poor from Gordon.

Defoe has scored everywhere he’s been in his career – including a few past Gordon over the years.


There’s little reason to think he won’t continue that at Ibrox and add to his record.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 13: Craig Gordon of Celtic looks on during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Salzburg at Celtic Park on December 13, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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After all the hubris from Celtic over the last few seasons, there’s a clear sense of anxiety now.

They know they are in a title challenge and that Steven Gerrard has put together a decent side.

With seven titles under their belt, Celtic still remain in the driving seat to lift the league title in May.

But they won’t have it at a canter like they have recently.

While Gordon claims there’s no grudge, seeing him rage at Defoe come the end of the season would make a lot of Rangers fans happy.

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