Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will consider signing a new striker after Jermain Defoe injury

Jermain Defoe

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard will consider adding a new striker in this transfer window after Jermain Defoe suffered a calf injury, according to BBC Sport.

The experienced forward pulled up in the Gers’ 2-0 win over Ross County on Wednesday and could take at least two to four weeks to recover.

The English footballer left the field on a stretcher just after the hour mark, but Gerrard assured fans that the player’s injury is not as bad as he initially feared.

Defoe’s injury means that the Liverpool legend now has only one recognized striker in the form of Alfredo Morelos, and so he conceded about the possibility of adding a new centre-forward in this window.

“If it’s more than two or three weeks it might affect what we do in the next couple of days,” He told the media.

“I’m concerned but I don’t think it’s as bad as going off on a stretcher suggests.

“He’s up on his feet and walking about but he’ll be scanned in the next 24 hours.”

The 37-year-old has been performing spectacularly for Rangers this campaign, scoring 21 league goals in 35 appearances for the club.

He also scored a goal and created an assist in the latest home encounter against Stuart Kettlewell’s side.
Without the firepower of Defoe, Rangers could struggle to maintain the title race with rivals Celtic who are currently five points clear at the top, with Gerrard’s side having a game in hand.

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