Kris Boyd was blown away by the impact made by Rangers striker Jermain Defoe in the 4-0 win against Ross County on Sunday.

The veteran entered the action in Dingwall with only 10 minutes to play but still managed to find the back of the net after good work from Cedric Itten.

It was another blank for Alfredo Morelos though, and Boyd suggested that Defoe has a better instinct in front of goal than the Colombian.


Boyd was delighted with the impact Defoe made, and the composure he showed to finish off the job for the Bears.

“He knows exactly what he’s doing,” he said on Sky Sports.

“It’s a great first touch, a great strikers’ goal. You can actually see him using his body to swivel the defender and the difference here, we’ve spoken about Alfredo Morelos.

“Look at Jermain Defoe, he just wants to score goals even at 38-years-old, he knows exactly what he’s doing – great goal.”


It was Defoe’s 800th club appearance, and he marked that in the only way he knows how – finding the back of the net with ease.

The 38-year-old only had 0.2% of the ball after coming on according to WhoScored, but he only needed that one shot to get his name on the scoresheet.

Compare that to Morelos, and the South American had three shots on goal and looked visibly frustrated when the own goal was scored with him waiting to tap home.

Steven Gerrard has numerous striking options available to him, and another game without a goal on Thursday could see Defoe handed another start at Dundee next week.

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