Striker Jermain Defoe is not going to get carried away because Rangers are currently top of the league. 

Rangers are two points clear after eight games despite losing to Celtic 2-0 at Ibrox – their only blemish on an otherwise perfect league record so far.

Celtic have dropped five points in their last two games, while Rangers have scored 14 and conceded none in the past three.

It’s fair to say that Rangers are rocking at the moment and Defoe is a big part of that, with two hat-tricks in the league. The veteran is currently top of the goal-scoring table in the Premiership.

However, in an interview with Sky Sports he said that it’s too early to start boasting and that he won’t be celebrating until he lifts the trophy at the end of the season.

“You don’t want to boast about being top of the league, there’s still a long way to go,” Defoe said.

“We have to respect our neighbours, everyone in the league and continue what we’re doing.

“When you’re lifting the trophy at the end then you can do what you want and properly celebrate.”

One thing he did say that will delight Rangers fans is that he wants to stay at Ibrox.

“I want to stay,” he addd. “It’s a special football club – you feel it.” Asked if could play into his 40s (he’s 37 now), Defoe said, “The way I feel now, easily.

“I do everything right [to prepare for matches], which is easy for me. My recovery, training, knowing how to manage myself. All the things you should do, I do. I think it’s showing in my performances.”

With Alfredo Morelos and Defoe both firing – the two have the best goals-per-minute ratio in the Premiership – things haven’t looked so good at Ibrox for a long time.

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