Rangers striker Jermain Defoe loves nothing more than scoring goals on the training ground, according to Michael Brown.

The former Tottenham and Leeds midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has lifted the lid on his old Spurs teammate after the 38-year-old netted his 300th goal in club football.

Defoe hit the milestone against Livingston on Sunday afternoon with a well-taken, first-time finish after a long ball forward from James Tavernier.

 

The veteran hitman has also netted 20 goals on the international stage, with 57 caps under his belt for England.

Brown, who played 55 times alongside Defoe during their time at Spurs, has revealed there is nothing that make the striker happy than hitting the back of the net both in training and on a matchday.

Brown told Football Insider: “He looks so much younger (than 38), he just loves scoring goals.

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“He was a pleasure to play with and train with at Spurs and I just think, every day in training, he just loves scoring goals, I can’t tell you.

“That’s all his interest is, scoring goals, contributing – he wants to play for the team but generally, if he’s scoring, he’s happy. 

“He’s a natural finisher, no backlift, one of the best finishers you’ll ever see.” 

Defoe, who initially joined Rangers on loan from Bournemouth in January 2019, has scored 27 goals in 56 appearances for the Glasgow giants.

He turned his temporary stay permanent earlier this year but has managed to net just twice in four games after he suffered a hamstring injury over the summer.

In other Rangers news, the Gers have set their sights on a “great signing” from QPR.