Frank McAvennie: Jermain Defoe joining Rangers concerns me – he can play with Alfredo Morelos and score goals

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FRANK McAvennie has admitted he is concerned by the arrival of Jermain Defoe at Rangers on an 18 month loan deal and predicted the England striker will help Rangers convert more of the chances they have been creating and maintain the pressure on his beloved Celtic in the Scottish title race.

McAvennie has been aware of Defoe since he broke through at his former club West Ham in the early 2000s and believes he can, despite turning 36 in October, score goals for Steven Gerrard’s side in the second half of the season and beyond.

The former Scotland centre forward feels the 57-times capped player can complement Alfredo Morelos, the temperamental Colombian who is the top scorer in the country with 20 goals in all competitions, up front and help his new team mate to mature.

“Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe are two experienced pros,” he said at Hampden earlier this week as Premier Sports unveiled their presenting team for the William Hill Scottish Cup. “But I am more concerned about Defoe to be honest. He is a good striker.

“Being a striker myself I notice certain things. He keeps himself very fit. He doesn’t drink …read more