Jermain Defoe “would have been raging” after he failed to score for Rangers in Sunday’s 8-0 thrashing of Hamilton, according to Alan Hutton.

The former Rangers and Tottenham defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has lauded the veteran hitman for his unselfish work up front but admitted his old teammate would be frustrated not to get on the scoresheet.

The 37-year-old chipped in with an assist as the Gers ran rampant over the side sitting bottom of the Premier League table.

James Tavernier, Joe Aribo and Kemar Roofe all managed to net a brace, while Scott Arfield and Brandon Barker also scored.

Hutton, who played with Defoe at Spurs, has heralded the striker for his awareness to set up one of the eight goals but suggested he would have rather scored himself.

“The thing is, I know him quite well – he would have been raging he wasn’t on the scoresheet, trust me,” Hutton told Football Insider.

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“Eight goals going in and he hasn’t even scored one, he wouldn’t have been happy. It’s that unselfish work that he does and he’s always done that throughout his career.

“He makes very clever runs, pulls defenders out of spaces into places they don’t want to be in and creating room for those (other players).

“He did really well for the Barker goal, he was involved in that, he could have taken on a shot but he chose that he (Barker) had the better opportunity to score and he slipped him in.

“He is very aware of what’s going on round about him but trust me, he would have been raging he didn’t score that day.” 

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