Rangers legend James Tavernier has taken to Twitter after penning a new deal at Ibrox which will keep him at the club until 2024.

By the time the new deal ends Tavernier will have been a Rangers player for nine seasons, a remarkable feat for a player who’d play for nine clubs before finding a home in Glasgow.

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Rangers captain James Tavernier has come a long way at Ibrox and the Gers legend has extended his contract at the club by two years. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Closing in on 300 appearances for Rangers, the Bradford-born right-back has become a fixture of this Gers side and a goliath this season for our team of Champions.

In an emotional message to fans, captain Tav expressed his delight at penning a new contract with the Ibrox club [Tavernier]:

“I am delighted to extend my contract at this historic club. As soon as I arrived six years ago, I soon realised how massive this club is. 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.

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“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”

“I’d like to thank the Chairman, The Board, Ross Wilson, The Gaffer, The Coaches, My Team, My Wife & Kids, My Family, John & Louise, My Agent, My Friends and last but not least, You The Fans!

“If it wasn’t for everybody, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

Needless to say, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Rangers supporters lauded their Captain Fantastic after signing a new deal at Ibrox:

 

Currently sidelined with injury, Rangers fans will be hoping their captain can get back on the pitch before the season’s end and lift that trophy against Aberdeen in May.

Fans previously expressed delight at Tavernier signing a new deal as the club made the announcement this week.

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