Date: 28th October 2019 at 11:58am
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Paul Robinson gushed about Rangers attacker Jermain Defoe following the Gers’ 2-1 win over Motherwell on Sunday.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former England international and ex-teammate of Defoe claimed the Rangers forward always puts teams on the back foot due to how alert he is around the box.

Defoe scored Rangers’ opening goal of their win over Motherwell and the result saw Steven Gerrard’s side end the day second in the table on the same points as league leaders Celtic.

Robinson revealed he was impressed that Defoe was still banging the goals in at 37-years-old, but admitted it didn’t surprise him as the attacker has always kept himself in peak condition.

“I’ve played with Jermaine at club and country level for a long time,” Robinson told Football Insider.

“To say he’s 37 now and still banging them in…it doesn’t surprise me to be honest because he keeps himself in peak condition, he looks after himself.

“And 17 games this season in all, and that’s not with him starting them all, a lot of them are off the bench, and he has ten goals.

“He’s still sharp, he gives you that threat around the box and given a half-chance, he’s always going to score and he’s always going to put teams on the back foot simply because he’s so alive and so alert around the box.”

Defoe has averaged a goal every 40 minutes this season across all competitions and is currently leading the club’s scoring charts just ahead of Colombian forward Alfredo Morelos.

The veteran striker arrived at Ibrox on loan from Bournemouth in January 2019 and his temporary spell with the club is scheduled to conclude at the end of this season.

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