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James Tavernier reveals he spoke to one man before being announced Rangers captain

Rangers have had a busy summer full of change and many will be hoping that it can lead to a positive reaction when they take back to the field.

The Light Blues started their summer off with the appointment of Steven Gerrard, who has already laid out his intentions for his new club with a number of additions to the side, as well as telling some of the squad that they do not fit in his long-term plans.

Another important decision the former Liverpool star took was to name a new captain, with James Tavernier being given the responsibility of representing the Gers under the new boss.

Speaking to the club’s official website, the right-back revealed that he had felt he needed to speak with his former skipper, Lee Wallace, about the decision the new boss had made.

“It was tough for me though because of Lee Wallace, Waldo has been my captain since I joined Rangers so I made sure I spoke with him first to get his blessing,” he told the club’s official site.

“He is there for me if I need any advice or anything, he is a top lad and he said if I need any help in any areas then he is always there for me.”

The Verdict:

The decision made by Tavernier to speak to his former skipper shows the class that the full-back has and shows how much he respects his current team-mates.

The 26-year-old, who has been at the Rangers since 2015, has stood in as captain for the Light Blues before when Wallace was dropped from the team last season following a club investigation about his conduct towards then-manager Graeme Murty.

On another note, it looked as though the Englishman could have been one of those to depart when Gerrard initially arrived at Ibrox, however, those rumours have now been blasted out of the water at the announcement of his new role.

Rangers fans – thoughts?

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