JERMAIN Defoe admits netting a hat-trick is the "best feeling in the world" after bagging his first treble for Rangers.

The on-loan Cherries man netted with close-range left and right-foot finishes inside the first 15 minutes against Hibernian.

And the 36-year-old found the net again in the 6-1 rout at Ibrox with a second-half header.

Speaking to media after game, Defoe said: "It's nice to get my first hat-trick for the club. Right foot, left foot, header - a perfect hat-trick.

"It's a big day when I score a header!

"My last one was at Sunderland in the cup three years ago. There's been a few braces in there, though.

"As a forward it's always nice to score hat-tricks and I've always liked keeping the match ball from day one.

"It's my first one here and hopefully I can get more."

He added: "I don't think I've done the perfect hat-trick before. I can't remember, it's been so long!

"It's an amazing feeling, the best in the world to get three goals and the three points."