Jermain Defoe might’ve only seen eleven minutes for Rangers against St. Johnstone, but he still managed to nab two goals in a 4-0 win.

Replacing fellow striker and goalscorer Alfredo Morelos – who kicked things off with the most Morelos-y goal thinkable – Defoe might’ve been happy fashioning just one chance.

But this was one of the brightest cameos the former England international will have ever had.

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Jermain Defoe’s two goals in ten minutes were an added bonus for Rangers fans. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The on-loan Bournemouth forward linked up with Joe Aribo nicely, skied one shot over the bar and of course banged two stylish finishes past a hapless Zander Clark.

Appreciative Rangers fans have been quick to lavish praise on the forward.


Rangers’ lethal duo: Alfredo Morelos & Jermain Defoe

Defoe’s explosive cameo had shades of Morelos’ introduction in the 6-1 win over Hibs.


The Colombian came on and scored a double after the Englishman had already banged in a hattrick.

Both players are in absolutely lethal form and that is of course only good for the fortunes of Rangers.

What gives the Morelos Defoe relationship an extra dimension is how much the duo clearly gets on with each other.

Alfredo Morelos continued his fine form from the match with Feyenoord with another physical display against St. Johnstone – this time with a goal. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Jermain Defoe is 13 years Morelos’ senior and they clearly have a relationship which is healthy for each other and healthy for the competition on the pitch.

Today both players showed exactly what they bring to Rangers.

And despite only playing a fraction of the game, you don’t think Alfredo will be too upset that the headlines will now go to the former Spurs icon.

Here are our Rangers player ratings for the 4-0 win away to St. Johnstone.

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