KENNY MILLER is confident Jermain Defoe can fill the void left by Alfredo Morelos if the striker leaves Rangers this summer.

The Colombian has long been linked with a move away from Ibrox and the Light Blues board could see their resolve tested in the coming months.

Gers fans would be equally as upset to see captain James Tavernier head for the exit door ahead of Steven Gerrard’s second campaign as boss.

The loss of Morelos would be a significant blow to Rangers this summer but Miller believes Gerrard already has a ready-made replacement in his squad.

He said: “Alfredo's level of goals has been incredible and that was him missing games through suspension.

“Even at the end of the season he found himself on the bench so to get 30 goals was incredible.

“Of course, Rangers would like to keep both of them but the kind of figures that are being branded about, it would give them money to strengthen in other areas.

“I felt when Alfredo wasn't playing they missed him. But the flip side was at the end of the season where they looked to be functioning better when he wasn't in the team.

“You can't say that if he were to go Rangers would lack a goal threat because they've got Defoe there who's electric in and around the box.

“So if they got a real big offer for Alfredo, they've got someone – as you saw at the end of the season – who can carry that role in the team.

“Jermain can bring others into play and the Arfield goal against Celtic at Ibrox was an example of that. It was phenomenal from Defoe, the awareness to see Scotty's run.

“The cleverness to step over it was fantastic. The players looked to be on the save wavelength toward the end of the campaign, which was maybe missing at the start.”