Rangers striker Jermain Defoe revealed that he will bring his “thermals” ahead of Sunday’s Scottish League Cup meeting with Falkirk.

The Gers will take a break from league action to face the Scottish League One leaders at Falkirk Stadium this weekend.

For Defoe, this represents a chance to appear from the start and the former England international said that he can still improve at the age of 38.

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“I’ve never been to Falkirk before, I’ve heard it is really cold so I will have the thermals!”

“I’m really looking forward to it and we will go there to try and win the game. I’ve felt really sharp and fresh in my starts due to the work in the gym, not playing in Europe I stay behind on Wednesday to train hard to keep on the level I want to be at. I still feel like I can improve.”

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Defoe has not played a huge part for Rangers so far this season, making just six appearances. However, when involved he has been his usual productive self, scoring two goals and providing one assist (via WhoScored).

With Steven Gerrard likely looking to blood some of the Gers’ less experienced players and give his starting group a rest, Defoe will take on an important role as a leader in the side.

Cedric Itten, Calvin Bassey, Nathan Patterson and even Ianis Hagi have struggled for minutes in recent weeks and it would be no surprise to see them given a start on Sunday.

As far as Defoe is concerned, he will want to remind Gerrard of his quality and try and force his way into the first team plans. In recent matches, Rangers have used both Kemar Roofe and Alfredo Morelos in the front three and the addition of an extra striker could present him with a route to more game time.

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