Rangers may be tempted to sign another striker after Jermain Defoe broke down with another injury.
That is according to ex-Aberdeen striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Jason Jones after the 37-year-old’s latest problem.
Defoe aggravated a hamstring injury in training at the club’s Auchenhowie headquarterslast week that he had first picked up against Motherwell in pre-season.
The former England spearhead has a contract that runs until 2021 but Whelan has tipped the Light Blues to recruit another striker if, as expected, Alfredo Morelos leaves by the 5 October transfer cut-off.
“That’s probably why they brought in Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten, and they’re looking at other strikers coming in before the end of transfer window, if Morelos does go,” Whelan told Football Insider.
“If you could get a fit Jermaine Defoe for three quarters of that season they’d be up there challenging to the end.