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Former Tottenham star Defoe set for Toronto FC debut

Jermain Defoe insists he is ready to go ahead of his Major League Soccer debut.

The 31-year old striker officially linked up with new club Toronto FC recently following his big-money move from Tottenham and participated in his first official training session with the Reds on Monday.

Toronto begin their 2014 MLS season with a trip to Seattle Sounders on Saturday and Defoe says he is prepared to grace the pitch for the Canadians after missing the past month with a hamstring injury.

"I'm sure there's going to be some meetings with the manager in the next few days but I feel good, I'm ready to go," Defoe told reporters.

"The more you play helps, and hopefully after training they (teammates) understand how I play, then it's okay after that."

The England international added: "I've said it before but it's (the hamstring) 100 per cent, so no problems."

And of a possible call-up for England's World Cup squad, the fifth highest goalscorer on Tottenham's all-time scoring charts added further: "It's on the back of my mind but the most important thing is concentrate and make sure your form is good.

"My job is to score goals…but it's been fine, everything went well today."

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