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How the Summer Signing Improved Rangers Backline

James Tavernier

The Scottish sleeping giants Rangers have clearly the best time since relegation and the summer signing James Tavernier has been an important part of Mark Warburton’s system.

The 25-year-old moved to Ibrox last summer, and he has had a wonderful first season at the Glasgow club under the Scot’s guidance.

  • An excellent abilities of crossing and providing key assists earned him 21 assists.
  • What if “The Magic Hat” will deploy him as a wing forward? – 15 goals in single season, he’s third most productive in Rangers.
  • Tavernier is very strong at taking set-pieces and just loves tackling, also versatility and energetic displays makes him excellent all around full-back, useful at every blade of the field.
  • He was recently handed Rangers’ Goal of the Season award, for his spectacular strike against Peterhead in the Petrofac Cup final.

The Gers received the silverware reward for a Championship won with elan, the Englishman scored to place himself in the company of the club’s most lauded figure John Greig. Then there was the fact that, apart from the 15th goal of the season by Tavernier, there wasn’t much to recommend about a display, unfairly perhaps, placed in the context of the forthcoming Scottish Cup final.

In beating Celtic and Dundee en route to the decider, and being under the charge of manager, whose admirable sense and sensibility always shines through as he looks ahead, next season is a fascinating prospect for Rangers and their followers.

The pacy #2 has quickly become a fans’ favourite at Ibrox, and he looks set to play a key role for Mark Warburton’s side over the coming years – as they plan for life back in the Scottish Premiership again.

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