Speaking ahead of the weekend trip to Ross County, James Tavernier says Rangers’ attackers are constantly looking to cause “chaos” in the final third [Rangers Football Club YouTube].
Tavernier has been in outstanding form this season, scoring 15 goals and notching 10 assists so far.
He was stripped of the penalty duties last year after a number of misses but was reinstated at the start of this campaign and has converted nine times from 12 yards.
The Gers have been awarded a large number of spot-kicks in recent times and the skipper says that’s due to the quality and attitude of the side’s forward players.
“It’s down to the attacking threat that we’ve created so many opportunities with the penalties that we’ve received,” he said [Rangers Football Club YouTube]. “We want to cause chaos in and around their final third and that’s what our boys do up top.”
“The movement that they create is always troubling for defenders and it’s down to them.”
Rangers’ early-season success was predominantly down to their solidity at the back rather than potency at the top end of the pitch.
Goals have flowed over the past month, though, with the Gers netting 24 times in their last six matches.
Tavernier has been clinical both from the spot and open play and although Alfredo Morelos isn’t contributing as regularly as he would like, Kemar Roofe, Jermain Defoe, Scott Arfield and Ryan Kent have stepped up to the mark instead.
Ross County will be full of confidence following their League Cup win over Celtic last weekend, but only Hamilton have conceded more goals in the Premiership and the Gers attackers will be looking to run riot in Dingwall.