Rangers fans have reacted with delight on social media to the news that James Tavernier has signed a contract extension with the club.
The Gers confirmed the new deal on Tuesday afternoon, with the skipper now set to stay on at Ibrox until the summer of 2024.
💙 #Tavernier2024 💙
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) April 6, 2021
Tavernier has been out for over a month with a knee injury but played a huge part in the successful quest for 55.
Rangers’ longest-serving current player, who joined for just £200,000 from Wigan Athletic in 2015, has scored a remarkable 17 goals to go alongside 15 assists in all competitions this season.
“I am delighted to extend my contract at this magnificent club. As soon as I arrived six years ago, I soon realised how massive this club is,” said the 29-year-old [Rangers.co.uk] “It isn’t a club really – it’s an institution. To captain Rangers to our historic 55th title is a memory I will hold forever. It is a privilege and an honour to pull on the famous royal blue, and adding the captain’s armband makes it even more special.”
“As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, I am mindful that there is much more work to be done to ensure we uphold the values of Rangers.
“I will continue to strive to be better as a player, captain and make sure we continue to set the standard higher than before. 55 wasn’t the end of the journey, it was only the beginning.”
It’s a major statement of intent from the club to tie the Englishman down to a new deal and supporters are rejoicing on social media.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
— 55_Cartel (@Pena_Cartel) April 6, 2021
— Ewan (@EwanCurtis1) April 6, 2021
Buzzing to see this news! Great to see the club tying up the spine of our league title winning side, and in particular our captain. Announce Goldson and Kamara next please Mr Rangers #Goingfor56
— Still staying at home every other Saturday (@CF3Loyal) April 6, 2021
Tremendous news. pic.twitter.com/XuanMLUhQs
— Stuart Jock McKenzie (@Jock_Rangers) April 6, 2021
— Rory MacLellan (@RoryMacLellan98) April 6, 2021
To come from where he has with us. From the championship, through years of embarrassing results, to captaining the club to our 55th title. What a journey for him. He 100% deserves this!
Well done captain 👏🏼
— Geeb 🎙 (@Geeb1872) April 6, 2021
— Andy The Photo Dr ♿️ 🏴 (@andythephotoDr) April 6, 2021
Needed this news today 💙💙💙💙
— Rach (@rachlizziexx) April 6, 2021
Okay now this is epic
— Craig Patrick (@cjpatrick1872) April 6, 2021
Tavs here for life 🔴⚪️🔵
— True Blues Loyal ©️®️™️ (@TrueBluesLoyal1) April 6, 2021
Great news! Well deserved Captain!
— 👑 King Pin Da55a 👑 (@Kingpindazza) April 6, 2021