James Tavernier lauded by Rangers fans for “incredible” Ibrox achievement
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James Tavernier lauded by Rangers fans for “incredible” Ibrox achievement

Rangers captain James Tavernier is the toast of the Ibrox support after reaching 100 assists for the club – but Steven Gerrard has urged him to clean up his act in defence.

The Ibrox skipper has been a behemoth for the Gers over his some six-and-a-bit seasons with the club and the stunning figure shows just big the player’s influence has been.

Netting assist number 100 with a fine corner which was headed in by Joe Aribo in the eventual 4-1 win over Ross County, Tavernier’s perpetual contribution to Rangers was somewhat summed up in this moment.

With the club 1-0 down and needing inspiration, up stepped the skipper to turn provider as he so often has so many times before.

Tavernier’s record at Ibrox is nearly untouchable – certainly for a right-back or defender – with the Gers skipper now boasting 68 goals and 100 assists in 308 games.

That’s close to 170 goal involvements in just over 300 matches from right-back – it’s incredible.

The Ibrox support are often accused of being harsh on the Gers captain – and plenty are – but after the 4-2 win over Ross County James Tavernier was the toast of the support:


But whilst the fans have rejoiced at Tavernier’s performance, Steven Gerrard quipped post-match that the Ibrox captain could do with keeping a clean sheet.

James Tavernier “due” Rangers clean sheet

The Gers have fallen behind in 11 matches so far this season – including in the last five – and whilst there was praise for his contribution Tavernier didn’t escape Gerrard’s defensive scrutiny.

“James is a player who has got incredible moments, his numbers for a full-back are incredible,” said Gerrard [Rangers].

“He has stepped up big for me on a lot of occasions since I have been in the door. I think winning last year has made him more determined and more hungry to go and build on that.

“I can see that determination in him. He needs to keep going, keep trying to get as many as he can.

“If he reminds me about the 100 assists, I will remind him that we are due a clean sheet so we will walk away both happy.”

Rangers fans were happy with the victory after the match but the return of one key Ibrox player in Ryan Jack after nine months on the side-lines also caught the eye.