James McFadden and Shelley Kerr wowed by Jermain Defoe v Aberdeen
Jermain Defoe rolled back the years to round off a 4-0 win for Rangers against Aberdeen on Saturday.
The Gers were at their best against The Dons, with Kemar Roofe also getting on the scoresheet on a memorable day at Ibrox.
BBC Sportscene pundits were most impressed Defoe’s effort, however, particularly his first touch and the composure he showed to find the back of the net.
Appearing on the BBC Sportscene, Shelley Kerr said, “His touch is absolutely brilliant…look at the close control. It’s absolutely fantastic… he comes back inside and what a finish that is.”
James McFadden was equally wowed, adding, “The very first touch he takes is sublime.
“The movement to peel away, knowing he’s going to come back in…as soon as he comes back onto his right foot there’s only one outcome, it’s magnificent, he’s been doing that his whole career.”
One more year
Defoe is coming towards the end of his career but he has not shown that in recent weeks.
He grabbed a well-taken goal against Celtic earlier this month and showed the same instinct to fire past Joe Lewis on Saturday.
The veteran showed that he could still have a role to play as an impact squad and he is no doubt a big presence around the dressing room.
We believe he is worth keeping for perhaps another year because of that, and that could happen since Steven Gerrard adores him.
A sticking point may be his wages, as the club may be unwilling to fork out a hefty amount each week for a player with a limited role.
If that is the case, Defoe should stay on as a coach if he wishes to end his playing career.
That way we still get to have his influence on the squad and he will be able to nurture the young players coming through the club.
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