Rangers 2-0 Livingston: Jermain Defoe says he is ignoring Scottish Premiership table


Jermain Defoe had no idea he had scored his 300th club career goal as Rangers beat Livingston 2-0 to move six points clear in the Scottish Premiership.

Defoe produced a sublime finish, taking James Tavernier’s long-ball first time and directing it low into the net.

Defo’s goal, added to Joe Aribo’s early opener, saw Rangers increase their lead over Celtic in the title race – although they have played a game more.

“Before the game I actually forgot,” Defoe, 38, said.

“If I had been thinking about it during the game, maybe that goal wouldn’t have come, maybe I would have snatched at the chance.

“When it went in, I was delighted – just to score a goal like that. It was a good goal.

“At the time I didn’t realise it was the 300th goal, but when they reminded me after, I was delighted because I enjoyed it.”

Celtic dropped points earlier on Sunday when they drew 3-3 with Aberdeen and Rangers’ win over Livingston now means it is 15 games unbeaten for Steven Gerrard’s side.

However, Defoe says they are not paying much attention to the league table.

“To be honest, personally I have not really been looking at it,” the former England striker added.

“It’s important we just focus on ourselves, take each game as it comes, keep working hard, keep believing we can improve. Even games we have won, still believe we can improve.

“Training is always good – every week everyone is trying to impress the manager. Everyone wants to get in the team, which is always important.

“Just focus on ourselves, we can’t take our foot off the gas, just keep going.”

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