Gers star with impressive goal involvement stats could be key amid £40m jackpot race
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Rangers star goal involvement stats prove he is crucial in the title race

Rangers captain James Tavernier has had his fair share of critics over the previous few years since he arrived in 2015, however, his goal involvement stats this season have laid claims to him being revered as a great Rangers captain in years to come.

As the leader of the side, he has taken the flack for many a poor performance during his spell as captain, but his inspirational leadership was crucial as the Ibrox side won the title for the first time in ten years, remaining unbeaten in the process.

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James Tavernier’s stats this season show that they could be key in retaining our crown.

In all competitions this season, Tavernier has scored seven goals and provided a remarkable 14 assists [Transfermarkt].

For a right-back, these figures are simply incredible. Of course, he is the side’s main penalty taker, but he has scored a couple from open play so far, with his strike against Motherwell being a stand-out.

The 30-year-old reached 100 assists for the side during the win over Ross County in Steven Gerrard’s final match in charge, again, fantastic stats for a right back.

These types of figures might not be matched by another Rangers defender and the Ibrox faithful should be glad we have him performing well and contributing heavily.

With Celtic looking resurgent recently following an impressive spell, the onus is on Rangers to respond how champions should.

The Old Firm defeat was tough to take, but Tavernier has led the side to back-to-back victories over the Edinburgh teams and with seven goals scored and none conceded, the focus appears to be back.

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The Englishman would join a select bunch of Gers captains if we won back-to-back titles, and this is surely a motivating factor as we chase the crown and the £40m Champions League jackpot to go with it.

In other news, the Rangers U18s have slipped to a shock defeat to bottom of the table side Hamilton.

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