Rangers captain James Tavernier caught the eye before the Ross County match for all the right reasons and the Gers captain certainly had a few Gers talking after the game for the wrong ones.

Tavernier, 29, was his usual energetic self, providing an outlet and a ball into the box all game down that right-hand side until he was eventually given a breather for Nathan Patterson.

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James Tavernier will be disappointed to have missed from the spot in the Ross County match even if it did eventually finish 5-0 to Rangers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But with the score at 1-0 the Gers captain was tasked with converting a penalty which was well won by Alfredo Morelos, only to force a save from County keeper Ross Laidlaw.

Laidlaw coincidentally had a very strong match for the Staggies and but for a range of saves the Dingwall side might’ve been leaving Ibrox further embarrassed than by the eventual 5-0 scoreline.

Tavernier’s penalty miss is his second in a row after failing to dispatch the club’s last chance from the spot against Aberdeen, hooking the ball wide of the post after Ryan Hedges had been dispatched again for a foul on Alfredo Morelos.

Misses in both matches would do little to temper Tavernier’s enthusiasm with the Gers skipper playing an influential role in Steven Gerrard’s side winning both matches.

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Throwing their support behind the Rangers skipper, many Gers fans are backing Tav to turn the corner from the spot and find his form once again on penalty duty:


Of course, there are others who are split over the Rangers captain’s role as penalty taker:

The Rangers fans were in universal agreement pre-match though as James Tavernier’s programme notes went down a storm with the fans.

Here’s how the Ibrox legions reacted to Tavernier’s pre-match rallying cry as the Gers prepared to smash Ross County 5-0.

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