Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield is already paying tribute to Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis for the impact they are making in training at Auchenhowie, as reported by The Evening Times.
Fans have not yet seen either January signing in competitive action but hopes are high both can make an immediate impact, starting with tonight’s clash away to Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.
If Arfield’s comments are anything to go by, it won’t be long before they are punishing teams in the Scottish Premiership.
As quoted by The Evening Times, the summer signing said:
Defoe’s brought a wealth of experience. You can see in training just how quick and sharp he is.
The young centre-backs we’ve got haven’t played against someone like Defoe. His movement to get into positions others wouldn’t it, when he gets a shot he tends to score a goal.
I could see from the first training session what an incredible career he’s had. It makes the young boys look to him and know what it takes to be as fit as 36.
It’s the same with Steven Davis; as soon as they step on a training pitch the level goes up a little bit. Good players can play with good players, and the hope is we can bring the best out of each other.
Arfield of course will be playing alongside Davis in the heart of midfield, and potentially competing for places, with Defoe likely to be given an opportunity to form a partnership with Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos.
Hopefully the experience of both players will help us find consistency in the league and really put pressure on Celtic at the top of the table.
If we win matches like tonight’s one away to Killie then we have a real shot of lifting the trophy come the end of May.