Fans rally around skipper James Tavernier for 2019 title challenge
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Fans rally around skipper James Tavernier for 2019 title challenge

Rangers captain, James Tavernier, has divided opinion amongst Rangers fans this season.
The 27-year-old has barely missed a minute in all competitions. Yet, he has come in for criticism in recent weeks as his delivery from wide areas dropped in quality.

Tav was criticised for below par recent showings against Rapid Vienna and Hibernian. (Photo by Johann Schwarz/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

However, the stats tell you that there can be no doubting his importance to this Rangers team.

Before the Old Firm at the weekend, he had been involved in a third of the Gers’ league goals.
Six goals and eight assists are outstanding figures for a right-back.

The full-back has been deadly from the penalty spot this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He was
magnificent at the weekend too. Defensively, in particular, an area of his game that rarely gets much attention.
As he took to Twitter to wish his followers a Happy New Year, Rangers fans had some motivational words for the skipper.
There’s certainly a common theme throughout the messages. Silverware.
In particular, Rangers’ 55th top flight Scottish title.
The challenge ahead is a big one for Tavernier. He and his teammates are looking to overturn years of dominance by their Old Firm rivals, but after Saturday’s result, it’s clear that both the players and the fans believe once again.
After a week or two of well earned rest, the hard work will begin once again.