RANGERS striker Jermain Defoe says that securing the title next season would be a special achievement for he and his team-mates - but he couldn't care less about stopping Celtic's bid for 10-in-a-row.

The 37-year-old forward reckons that Steven Gerrard and his players are getting closer to ending the Parkhead club's nine-year dominance of Scottish football.

But rather than being spurred on by the prospect of denying their rivals an historic tenth consecutive title, Defoe says that he is motivated by Rangers' history - and the chance to be a part of it.

When asked on talkSPORT if everything was gearing up for the chance to bring Celtic's dominance to an end, Defoe answered: "Of course. Even when I first signed that was the main goal to be honest.

"At the end of the day, it's not about stopping Celtic or whoever it is, it's us becoming champions and doing something special as a group.

"It's a massive football club and the demands are you have to win trophies, you look at all the great players before us and what they have achieved.

"You see these things around the training ground, you see these things at Ibrox, you feel the history when you walk into the place.

"And, of course, you want to come one day when you leave this football club, you can look back and say, 'You know what, I was a part of something special, and this is what we won'.

"If you're not thinking along those lines then you shouldn't be playing."