Rangers bounced back from defeat at the weekend to thrill supporters with a 3-0 win over Hearts at Ibrox on Wednesday night.
Having not won a single match in March, there was a bit of pressure on Steven Gerrard’s shoulders heading into the encounter, even if the result has little meaning for us in the tail-end of the season.
Nonetheless the team produced a good performance and we can’t turn our noses up at that.
Jermain Defoe came into the team in place of the suspended Alfredo Morelos and demonstrated there’s more to life at Ibrox than the Colombian with a fine early finish that sent us on our way to victory.
Goals from Connor Goldson and Scott Arfield sealed the three points.
Fans were delighted with the contribution of Defoe, feeling he showed the kind of professionalism and team-based performance that Morelos should aspire to.
Having now scored six goals for the club since arriving in January, despite limited game time, many are now calling for the veteran striker to get a run in the team, even when the 22-year-old returns.
These supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his Wednesday night performance…
Steven Davis & Jermain Defoe looking very good tonight. Who’d have thought it? Well me actually.
— BMC Rangers Rants (@BMCRangersRants) April 3, 2019
I think Defoe and especially Davis both showed more of what they can offer last night and can hopefully push on now.
However, we so badly needed 2 players hitting the ground running in January. It's been a harsh lesson to learn for future.
— Garry Carmody (@GarryCarmody) April 4, 2019
Think that’s 4 goals in the 6 games Defoe has started for us plus he has 2 from the bench. Still not convinced but can’t really argue with that return.
— Generic Cads (@rossco_bear) April 3, 2019
Jermain Defoe's hold up and link up play was brilliant today, Arfield again strolling it and Davis probably deservedly MOTM ..
Liked the formation today also
Well done @RangersFC
— Gordon Smith (@Gord07) April 3, 2019
Defoe was outstanding tonight. Very clever performance and Kamara has to be the one positive since winter break. pic.twitter.com/NSg2DHAzqG
— HeisenBear (@HeisenBear78) April 3, 2019
Defoe scoring for Rangers tonight my number one striker now if im Gerrard for the rest of the season not going to win anything and Morelos is a proper liability and yes Morelos has scored so many goals this season but Defoe is better anyway #RangersFC
— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) April 3, 2019
Defoe > Morelos for me. Every single week. A proper professional who can behave and who we know can score goals at the very highest level. Might only get a year out of him but that's all we need to win something.
— Bruno (@daddybroon) April 3, 2019
Defoe thank you for proving my point that we dont need morelos in certain games . Gotta stop idiotic actions like that when he should KNOW they're going to do anything to wind him up.
— Wiz (@Wiz36732053) April 3, 2019
Does Jermain Defoe deserve a run in the team at the expense of Alfredo Morelos? Have your say in the comments below…