Rangers captain James Tavernier has told how Ibrox icon John Greig was waiting to speak to him immediately after the 2-0 win over Aberdeen – and admits he was “happy” to break the club’s record for goals by a defender.
Tav had previously broken the record while the club was in the Championship but admitted that he took stick from Greig since it wasn’t in the top flight.

MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND - APRIL 07: James Tavernier of Rangers arrives at the stadium prior to the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Motherwell and Rangers at Fir Park on April 07, 2019 in Motherwell, Scotland.
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Greig was the previous holder of the record and Tav said that it “means a lot” for Greig to give him praise.
“To break my record means a lot. John Greig always gave me stick that my record was set in the Championship so now I am happy to break it again in the Premiership,”
Tavernier told RangersTV.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 27: James Tavernier of Rangers celebrates after he scores the second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Dundee at Ibrox Stadium on February 27, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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“He is still here in the tunnel giving my grief that they were all penalties this season but I will take them.

“It means a lot for him to be here to speak to me straight after the game, we always have a little chat on a matchday and he always gives me stick. To come from him and for him to sort of praise me means a lot!”
GREENOCK, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Ranger's legend John Greig looks on during the Scottish Championships match between Greenock Morton FC and Rangers at Cappielow Park on September 27, 2015 in Greenock, Scotland.
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Tavernier’s double took his tally for the season to 16 as the Gers secured second place in the league and delayed Celtic’s inevitable coronation as champions.
The Gers skipper has been in fantastic form this season and will be a massive part of Steven Gerrard’s plans for next season.
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