Michael Stewart praises Rangers striker Jermain Defoe

Jermain Defoe of Rangers celebrates after he scores the fourth goa during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Dundee at Ibrox Stadium on February 27, 2019 in...

Jermain Defoe scored for Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers at the weekend.

20th January 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Mid season football friendly, Rangers v Helsinki; Jermiane Defoe of Rangers made his debut for RangersJermain Defoe of Rangers

Michael Stewart has told BBC Sport that Rangers striker Jermain Defoe would be a dream to play with.

The former Manchester United and Heart of Midlothian midfielder made the comments about Defoe during Rangers’ 3-1 victory over Hearts away from home in the Scottish Premiership at the weekend.

Defoe, signed on an 18-month loan deal from Premier League club Bournemouth in the January transfer window, scored in the 15th minute of the encounter.

 

The 36-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United striker has made seven starts and six substitute appearances for Rangers this season, scoring seven goals in the process, according to WhoScored.

Stewart, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport, has spoken highly of Rangers striker Defoe.

Stewart said about Defoe: "Defoe is the type of player that when he gets into those areas more often than not he finds the net. He'd be a dream to play with as he's always on the last defender's shoulder.”

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.

Advice for Rangers

Meanwhile, former Celtic central defender Alan Stubbs has said that any new signings that Rangers make in the summer transfer window will have to hit the ground running in order to stop the Hoops from winning the Scottish Premiership title next season.

Celtic have won the past seven league titles in Scotland, and it is only a matter of time before the Bhoys clinch the Scottish Premiership title this season.

Stubbs told The Sunday Post: “Steven Gerrard and Mark Allen are well aware of the types they need to add to the squad.

“If they are looking at bringing in four or five, they will need them to hit the ground running and get off to a flying start. There won’t be any time to waste.”

MC Harvey of  The Lowery Legends takes a shot on goal,as Alan Stubbs of Bradley's Blues tries to block it during the Bradley Lowery Charity Game at Goodison Park on September 3, 2017 in...

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