Alan Hutton was blown away by Rangers attacker Jermain Defoe after he came off the bench to score in the Gers’ 5-0 win over Aberdeen.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Light Blues full-back explained that he was honestly amazed by Defoe due to the forward being 36-years-old and still being able to make instant impacts in games.
Defoe replaced Sheyi Ojo during the victory over Aberdeen in the 59th minute of the match and scored his sixth league goal of the season in the 80th minute in order to wrap up Rangers’ emphatic win.
Defoe has averaged a goal every 44 minutes this season so far and Hutton revealed that he hoped the veteran attacker will be able to keep his clinical form up for the rest of the season.
“Honestly the guy is unbelievable, to be 36 and be that fit…to keep himself in that good shape to be called upon at any time to come on and score, to be honest, it amazes me what he has done,” Hutton told Football Insider.
“He does it every week, even when he doesn’t start, he comes on and scores, he is a real plus for Rangers.
“Rangers have never had those kind of options in the past, so to have someone of his quality come on and change a game if needs to be, score a goal or whatever, it’s unbelievable to have.
“And hopefully he can be like this for the rest of the season.”
Defoe joined Steven Gerrard’s side in January 2019 on loan from Bournemouth and has so far racked up 17 goals as well as seven assists in the 33 outings he has made for the club.
13 of those appearances have come in his 2019/20 campaign with him completing 90 minutes on only one occasion this season.