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New deal for James Tavernier is great news for Rangers fans

New deal for James Tavernier is great news for Rangers fans

It’s been a fairly solid start to the season for Rangers so far this year with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard now at the helm. 

Although the club are seven points behind by league leaders Hearts, Gerrard’s men sit fourth in the table and are seemingly beginning to show signs of improvement under the former Liverpool man. Following the club’s 1-0 defeat to Celtic in the Old Firm prior to the international break, Rangers got back to winning ways at the weekend as they beat a 10-man Dundee side 4-0.

They do however go into a tough Europa League game against Villareal on Thursday and will likely be without Gareth McAuley, Ryan Jack, Graham Dorrans, Alfredo Morelos and Jon Flanagan.

In contrast to the club’s injury problems, yesterday Rangers signed club captain, James Tavernier to a new deal following interest from England which will come as great news for the fans.

The Breakdown

Tavernier was appointed as the club-captain over the summer and the 26-year-old has made an impressive start to the season. The attacking fullback only signed a new deal back in February but such has been his influence on the side that Gerrard has rightly looked to tie him down to a new deal.

So far this season, Tavernier has already scored two goals to go along with one assist in five games in the league as he switched between playing as a right-back and winger.

Since joining the club in 2015, Tavernier has established himself as one of the best fullbacks north of the border and is going to be a key part to Rangers’ season.

What do you think Rangers fans?

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