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Rangers: Fans back Steven Gerrard’s call to support captain James Tavernier during dip in form

Rangers: Fans back Steven Gerrard’s call to support captain James Tavernier during dip in form

Rangers scraped a 2-1 victory over Motherwell at Ibrox on Sunday to keep the pressure on their Old Firms rivals, but the main talking point after the game was James Tavernier. Light Blues gaffer, Steven Gerrard, pleaded with fans to “lay-off” his skipper after his third penalty miss of the season, as reported on the BBC Sport website.

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Gerrard has backed his captain already this season after two consecutive missed penalties in Europa League fixtures. This time Gerrard reminded fans that, despite the miss, he still contributed to the victory:

“So a plea for the crowd to stay with him because he will play through it and he can change games, like he did for us today. It’s a fantastic delivery for Fil’s (Helander) goal. But James needs his people now, it’s important”.

Many Rangers fans now feel that Tavernier needs the decision to be taken out of his hands with regards to spot-kick duty to allow him to concentrate on his game without the added pressure.

Fans reacted on twitter to Gerrard’s comments to back the skipper despite his poor run of form.

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