Rangers boss Gerrard hails impact of Bournemouth striker Defoe

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is delighted with the impact of on-loan Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe.


Gerrard introduced the former England striker with 24 minutes remaining of Wednesday’s clash with Dundee, and watched as he put the seal on a 4-0 thumping.


The 36-year-old’s fifth goal for Rangers is after just six starts and three substitute appearances.


Gerrard told RangersTV: “That is what we’ve brought him here for, to score goals.


“It doesn’t matter whether Jermain plays 90 minutes or 60 or 30, we want him to be a goal threat, and his movement is fantastic.


“I used to love playing with him. He’s a dream for a midfielder because his movement tells you where to play the ball.


“It was a great pass from Ryan and a great finish, and he’ll continue to do that if we provide the service for him.”

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