Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has responded after being asked whether or contract offers would soon be made to James Tavernier and Connor Goldson [RangersTV].

The two defenders have been outstanding for a number of months, each featuring in all 26 matches the Gers have played so far this season.

Rangers defenders James Tavernier and Connor Goldson have been extremely consistent for Steven Gerrard his season. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Tavernier is currently the top goalscorer and top assist provider in the Premiership, while Goldson has been a rock at the heart of the defence and scored both goals in the 2-0 Old Firm win at Parkhead in October.

The Gers boss has been vocal about his desire to tie Glen Kamara down to an improved deal.

However, although his key defensive duo have less time remaining on their current contracts, which expire in the summer of 2022, he was unwilling to confirm if or when they would be offered extensions.

“The club are aware of what everyone’s contract situation is,” he said [RangersTV]. “We’re aware of who’s playing ever so well, who’s going above and beyond and who’s performing very consistently at the moment.”

“All the players are aware that we want to speak moving forward – it’s about timing. But, if things keep going as they are, I’m sure the right people will be rewarded at the right time.”

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The manager didn’t want to give too much away about the duo’s future. (Photo by Paul Campbell/Getty Images)

It’s a delicate balancing act for the club, who won’t want to risk losing star performers but will also be keen to ensure players are motivated for the entirety of the season.

Tavernier and Goldson have been near faultless since football returned, though, and it would be a big surprise if either player wasn’t handed a new contract by the summer.

At 29, the skipper is two years older than the vice-captain, but both players are remarkably durable and are currently at the peak of their powers.

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