Trevor Francis comments on Rangers striker Jermain Defoe

9th September 2017, Ibrox Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Premier League football, Rangers versus Dundee; General view of Ibrox, home of Rangers

Jermain Defoe joined Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers on loan.

Jermain Defoe of Rangers arrives at the stadium prior to the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Motherwell and Rangers at Fir Park on April 07, 2019 in Motherwell, Scotland.Jermain Defoe of Rangers

Former Ibrox forward Trevor Francis has told The Scottish Sun that he expects Rangers striker Jermain Defoe to be a success for Steven Gerrard’s side next season.

Francis, who played for Rangers in the 1980s, has spoken highly of former West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Defoe, who joined Rangers on an 18-month loan deal from Bournemouth in the Premier League in the January transfer window.

Francis told The Scottish Sun about Defoe: “Jermain is a goalscorer. He makes really good runs and he’s fantastic technically. He’ll score goals for a long while yet.

“Rangers have a top player there. I’d expect him to be a big success in the next 12 months.”

Jermain Defoe of Rangers controls the ball during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Dundee at Ibrox Stadium on February 27, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Much was expected of Defoe when the former Sunderland striker moved to Rangers on loan in January, but the 36-year-old striker has not made a massive impact and has failed to dislodge Alfredo Morelos from the starting lineup when the Colombia international strikers fit.

According to WhoScored, Defoe has made six starts and six substitute appearances in the Scottish Premiership for Rangers so far this season, scoring six goals in the process.

Rangers are second in the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 66 points from 33 matches, as many as 11 points behind leaders and bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Scott Arfield of Rangers celebrates after scoring his team's first goal with Jermain Defoe and Jon Flanaganduring the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Motherwell and Rangers at...

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