Jermain Defoe is fighting fit for Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has revealed that Jermain Defoe is fully fit again after a brief spell on the sidelines.
The 37-year-old hitman was ruled out of the 2-2 draw at Feyenoord in the Europa League last week and didn’t make it off the bench in the 5-0 win over Hearts this past weekend.
With Rangers having a huge League Cup final with Celtic at Hampden Park this weekend, Gerrard needs his best players available.
But the Gers boss revealed to a press conference via the club’s YouTube channel that the evergreen marksman is ‘fine’.
He said when asked about Defoe: “He’s fine. Jermain’s fine.”
This is a player with 13 goals across all competitions for Rangers this season – one less than Odsonne Edouard.
He won’t start the Cup final with Celtic, but what an outstanding option to have coming off the bench if you need a goal – and the light Blues might.
After all, the Hoops haven’t been eliminated from a domestic competition since Rangers knocked them out of the Scottish Cup in 2016.
This Bhoys side have a lot of experience and pedigree when it comes to big occasions, but so too does Defoe and having him available is huge.