Steven Gerrard says Rangers’ number nine slot is Jermain Defoe’s to lose after watching the veteran hitman send his side on their way to victory over Hearts.
Hearts vs Rangers
Celtic’s Ladbrokes Premiership title party was put on hold for another week after Rangers claimed a 3-1 win over Hearts at Tynecastle.
Michael Smith has gone 14 years as a footballer without tasting the experience of walking out at a major cup final – and knows his wait will continue if his Hearts performances slip over the next five weeks.
Craig Levein insists getting Steven Naismith tied down for next season is more important than rushing the talisman back for Hearts’ William Hill Scottish Cup final clash with Celtic.