Rangers striker Jermain Defoe should get a chance to impress against Hamilton in Sunday’s early kick-off.
With Alfredo Morelos featuring heavily for Colombia over the last week and still allegedly yet to arrive back in Glasgow, it seems unlikely he will feature against Accies.
Can’t imagine Alfredo Morelos will feature for @RangersFC tomorrow. He’s still not back in Glasgow after international duty.
— Darrell Currie (@darrellcurrietv) November 23, 2019
Defoe, who by contrast should be fresh and full of energy following a two-week break, is set to lead the line in his stead.
For many teams, it would be a concern to be missing a player of El Bufalo’s calibre. Not for Rangers, though.
Especially as Hamilton are a relatively weak opponent, Steven Gerrard will have full confidence in Defoe, who is currently the Premiership’s top goalscorer, to deliver the goods.
Despite turning 37 last month, the veteran striker’s form has been nothing short of remarkable so far this campaign.
With 10 in just 478 minutes in the league, he’s averaging just better than a goal every 48 minutes in the Scottish top-flight [Transfermarkt]. Across all competitions, his tally stands at 13.
Three of those strikes came the last time the Gers met Brian Rice’s side, with Defoe showing his finishing prowess by netting a treble in 71 minutes.
More of the same tomorrow would be well received by the fans and the coaching staff, as the Gers kick-off a season-defining period.
The games come thick and fast between now and the end of December, so both Morelos and Defoe will need to continue to share the goalscoring burden.