Former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson thinks Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard should start Jermain Defoe ahead of Alfredo Morelos against Celtic today – and insists “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Defoe has been in fine form since replacing Morelos in the starting XI following the Colombian’s four-match ban, with the Gers scoring twelve times and only conceding once in their last five games.
Ferguson believes that Defoe would be left “disappointed” if he was axed for the Ibrox showdown and hailed the on-loan striker’s “unbelievable” movement.
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Rangers have found a formula that suits them and I don’t see why they would change. It’s about consistency and they’re getting good results,” Ferguson told the Daily Record.
“If Defoe was to sit on the bench then he would be disappointed. He’s scored goals since he came into the team and his movement is unbelievable.
“I played against him so I know he’s a top striker. The manager has a system he likes 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 so unless he’s worked on something all week in training I don’t think he’ll change to two up front.”
Morelos made his comeback from suspension as a second-half substitute in last weekend’s win over Hibs but Defoe seems the more likely of the two to get the nod.
Since coming into the side, the Gers have looked more balanced with Defoe leading the line and have fielded a consistent starting XI over a number of games.
Having Morelos on the bench isn’t the worst thing in the word either and the Colombian is sure to have an impact if he is involved.