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​Jermain Defoe Makes The Perfect Start For Rangers After Scoring On His Debut

​Jermain Defoe Makes The Perfect Start For Rangers After Scoring On His Debut

Jermain Defoe has made the perfect start to life at Rangers after he opened the scoring against Kilmarnock.

The 36-year-old striker, who was signed on loan from Bournemouth, showed exactly why he was a top target for Steven Gerrard in the January transfer window, with it only taking him 12 minutes to find the back of the net.

The Rangers manager previously said that the signing of Defoe would provide more options for his side, especially as the Gers are keeping pace with Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title this season.

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"It's so exciting to have the options because we haven't really had that," he told Rangers TV.

"We've only really had one or two ways of playing and we've tended to stick with that.

"When we use Jermain, if we use him with another forward, everyone else will maybe have to adapt and evolve."


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In fact, Harry Redknapp has also tipped the former Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland star to leave his mark on the Scottish club.

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"He's a fantastic player. And still very fit. I'm sure he'll score plenty of goals at Rangers," he told BBC Scotland (via BBC Sport).

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"He's a great finisher, he's got fantastic movement. If they've got people that can slide passes in to him, then he'll score goals all day.

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"He'll be a real big signing for Glasgow Rangers and I'm sure Stevie [Gerrard] will be delighted to have him."


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Topics: Harry Redknapp, Football News, Jermain Defoe, Celtic, Football, Scottish Premiership, bournemouth, Steven Gerrard, Rangers

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