Rangers captain James Tavernier has insisted that the Gers have the senior players to help push on the younger members of the squad in the club’s hunt for silverware.

The skipper believes the likes of Steven Davis, Allan McGregor and Jermain Defoe can help demand the sort of levels needed from the squad to win the title for the first time in a decade.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 04: James Tavernier of Rangers is seen in action during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 04, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Tav also thinks the Gers need to be “more clinical” in the league this season if they are to lift title number 55 come May and blames it for the disappointment of last term.

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“We’ve got a good group of senior boys,” Tavernier said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“Me, Jermain Defoe, Scott Arfield, Ryan Jack, Connor Goldson, Steven Davis and Allan McGregor. A good group of senior boys who can push the other lads to the levels we need, to meet expectations and the demand.

“We know where we need to be at and we need to demand that from each other every single day.



“I believe it’s about being more clinical. If we’re creating chances and not putting them away, it’s going to affect us in the league like it did last season.

“We’ve got stuff to work on so we always apply ourselves the right way no matter what team we’re playing against.

“We’ve got to keep that level of performance up, whether it’s against Lyon or Hamilton.”

The Gers face Nice tonight as they continue their preparations for the new season, which gets underway in two weeks.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL - FEBRUARY 26: James Tavernier of Rangers FC reacts during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Sporting Club Braga and Rangers FC at Estadio Municipal de Braga on February 26, 2020 in Braga, Portugal.

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The Light Blues put in an impressive performance against Lyon on Thursday and Steven Gerrard will be hoping to see more of the same tonight.

Hopefully, the Gers can really kick on this season and make a real go of fighting for the title after falling well short in the previous two seasons under Gerrard.

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