Former Rangers manager Ally McCoist, who certainly knew a thing or two about scoring in his day has announced he believes Jermain Defoe is the most clinical finisher in the country.
Speaking at the weekend, the former striker admitted the talismanic 36-year old outweighs even his illustrious team mate Alfredo Morelos, and anything Celtic or anyone else has, and tops the charts purely on the quality of his finishing.
Ibrox Noise had been peddling this line for some considerable time, that while the ex-England international may not be the strongest and liable to win little in the air, his movement off the ball is probably the best the league boasts and his finishing certainly the most admirable.
Of course, we’re sure the likes of Edouard and Ryan Christie et al not to mention our own Alfredo might have a case to make here, but while Defoe is not a clear top scorer sitting alone at the summit of the charts, his shot to goal ratio is arguably the best by a distance.
Indeed, the biggest compliment anyone can give the hitman is that it is more of a surprise when he doesn’t score than when he does – he is that clinical, and while many fans don’t see eye to eye with Ally as a manager, his judgement on strikers as a former one himself is an opinion to be respected.
And in all fairness it’s not exactly hard, even as a layman, to agree with him on this one.