The pressure continues to build behind Rangers captain James Tavernier for a string of poor Gers performances.

The Ibrox club’s support gunned for the Rangers captain for an individual error in the 1-0 Scottish Cup defeat to Hearts, and the wing-back was at fault again for the goal in the 1-0 defeat to Hamilton.

But now Rangers fans have been directing their anger towards the Ibrox captain for comments he made in the pre-match programme before the Hamilton match at Ibrox.

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This excerpt from Tavernier’s programme notes has been particularly grating on the Ibrox support.

“Whenever anybody puts a bit of pressure on us in Scotland or gets in our face it seems to affect us too much,” writes Tavernier.

“At the start of the season when teams dropped off us and we were scoring four or fives goals, but now they smell blood straight away and it puts us under pressure.


“We are not good enough domestically at the minute to react to that.”

Rangers captain James Tavernier is coming under increasing scrutiny from the Ibrox support. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

This is the Rangers captain, in a special message to the club’s support, seeking to comfort them amid their season’s complete and utter collapse.

Whilst there might be more than a smidgen of truth to the comments what an immensely ill-judged set of comments to put to the fans.

No wonder many of them are absolutely fuming on Twitter:


Even if there are some defending the under-fire Rangers skipper:

When the entire team is stumbling, you’re looking for your leaders in the side to take responsibility and change things on the park.

Tavernier was at fault for Hamilton’s goal, if not as much as Connor Goldson, with both players positioned as leaders within the side.

What chance have you got if those players you’re relying on the most are the ones consistently shooting the side in the foot?

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