By Kealan Hughes

3rd May, 2021 | 10:10am

Ally McCoist and Ian Crocker raved about Jermain Defoe goal v Celtic

Rangers thrashed Celtic 4-1 and Jermain Defoe wowed Ally McCoist and Ian Crocker when he grabbed the final goal late on.

It was a superb finish as the striker twisted and turned in the box, showing exactly why he has scored goals throughout his career.

Defoe was clearly delighted with the effort, as was Steven Gerrard and the Rangers bench, with McCoist also buzzing for the 38-year-old.

Crocker and McCoist waxed lyrical about the former England international in Sky Sports’ coverage of the match.

Crocker said,”That’s just typical of Jermain Defoe, a goal in the derby and the final humiliation for Celtic.”

McCoist was in agreement, adding, “Tremendous finish it really is, Defoe goes onto his right foot then onto his left, puts [Stephen] Welsh on his backside and then passes it into the net.

“It’s what he’s done for 20 years, that’s why he’s one of the best in the business, he just passes it, no power, awareness of where the goal is and just side foots it into the net, brilliant finish.

“One of the best finishers of his generation.”

A fitting end

Defoe is out of contract in the summer so this could be his final hurrah as a professional footballer – at least at Rangers anyway.

It was lovely to see him get a chance to strut his stuff in what is probably his final Old Firm game.

And it was absolutely brilliant to see him round it off with a goal, and an excellent one at that.

He rolled back the years and Mark Wilson did not know what to do with himself – it was hilarious that the defender ended up on the floor.

We are delighted for Defoe and hope he gets a few more opportunities to add to his Gers goal tally.

He has had to be patient for game time and has now featured only 12 times in the league.

But with the title wrapped up and our most difficult game – at least on paper – brushed aside with ease, we want Defoe to go out on a high.

In other Rangers news, a source has detailed why pundit Andy Walker was denied access to Rangers v Celtic by the club.