Rangers striker Jermain Defoe got his name on the scoresheet again in the friendly against Blackburn Rovers today – and Gers fans on Twitter were blown away with the veteran’s showing.
After scoring twice in the midweek rout of St. Joseph’s in midweek, Defoe opened the scoring in the clash with Blackburn when he nodded home Jordan Jones’ cross after 30 minutes.
Defoe came into the starting XI after coming off the bench in midweek and did his chances of a start against Progres on Thursday no harm.
Since arriving at Ibrox in January, Defoe has been constantly among the goals and fans expect that he’ll continue that into the new season and have a big say in the title race.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 21, 2019
With Defoe and Morelos both competing to be Steven Gerrard’s main striker, the veteran will have been happy with how he performed against the Championship side.
The Rangers boss hailed Defoe’s involvement in midweek and lauded the qualities he brings to the side and they were on display as he impressed again against Blackburn.
Gers fans were delighted with the on-loan striker – with one admitting he’d have loved to have seen Defoe in G51 years ago.
Here are some of the best comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:
Defoe is an absolute cracker👀🔥
— Brett Neil McKenzie (@BrettMcKenzie91) July 21, 2019
Woulda loved to have defoe years ago.
— J BoY 8 3 (@Boxing_83) July 21, 2019
Not getting carried away bit Defoe is gonna score 40 goals this season…
— Dougie (@54Beats44) July 21, 2019
Great delivery. Defoe is a goal machine 👏🏻
— Raymondo (@RaymieFitz) July 21, 2019
obviously with Morelos being our number one striker, I still think Defoe is going to be absolutely massive for us this season. so clinical and so smart with the timing of his runs/movement off the ball.
— Craig Hiddleston (@CraigHiddleston) July 21, 2019
Jermain Defoe just scores shitloads of goals doesn’t he? Love him 😀
— Heart & Hand (@ibroxrocks) July 21, 2019
Jermain Defoe ❤🔴🔵⚪
— Leigh Whyte⚘ (@LeighWhyte1) July 21, 2019
Oh ah, I wanna knooooo,oo.oooooow , Jermain Defoe 🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻🕺🏻 https://t.co/jEnfC2FD8c
— 🇦🇺🇬🇧Scott D🇬🇧🇦🇺 (@gsdavo1975) July 21, 2019