Rangers star Jermain Defoe took part in an open training session at Ibrox after concern that he was isolating ahead of an important Premiership fixture against Hearts.
Defoe moved to a player/coach role in the summer and has only made one appearance so far this season, but he’s had plenty of success against the Jambos in the past.
The 39-year-old had been a big doubt for Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash, after being unable to attend court earlier this week.
He had been set to face a single speeding charge relating to an incident in South Lanarkshire last December.
After being asked to state the reason provided in advance for the Rangers player’s non-attendance, Procurator fiscal depute Jennifer Gilmour said: “Covid isolation” [The National].
Yet, if Defoe was isolating, he isn’t any longer, as he took part in the MyGers open training session at Ibrox on Thursday.
The veteran striker was introduced to the crowd at the start of the session and can be spotted in an image shared by the club on Twitter later in the day.
🏡 Training at Home pic.twitter.com/miCWv1tKYD
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) October 14, 2021
Therefore, it appears that he’s available, if required, to face the Jambos.
Defoe has been on the winning side on five of the eight occasions he’s faced the Edinburgh club in all competitions, scoring three goals and notching three assists.