Last night, just hours after the Gers overcame Motherwell 3-0 at Fir Park in the Scottish Premier League thanks to a Scott Arfield treble, the players all sat down for their awards ceremony. The fans were asked on Twitter who they wanted to win the main prize of the evening, the men’s senior player of the season, and a lot of them called for their skipper.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) April 7, 2019
The usual suspects were all up for this one. The likes of Alfredo Morelos, whose goals have gone some way to atoning for his dire disciplinary record, and Allan McGregor were two of the most called for players to take home the prize. However, there was one contingent of Gers who were desperate to see James Tavernier, their club captain, take home the award for his efforts this season.
From right-back, the Englishman has had a mightily impressive season. The odd errors here and there, including one against Celtic, are always inevitable. Although when you consider that from defence, Tavernier has a whopping 11 goals and 13 assists then it’s hard to argue with the calls for him to be awarded the player of the year for his 2018/19 season. In the end, it was Morelos who won it, but that didn’t stop plenty of optimistic Bluenoses repping their captain.
You can read those particular Gers’ calls for Tavernier to be rewarded here:
— CB (@chrisbobmanbarr) 7 April 2019
— Alan Murdoch (@alanmurdoch70) April 7, 2019
— Gary (@GaryRFC91) April 7, 2019
Tavernier, million percent. Plays every minute of every game, never injured, never hides. Goals and assists for a fullback are ridiculous. Captains don’t have to be shouters
— FH6264 (@Franco6264) 7 April 2019
Tav all day long, the contribution from a right back to our goal tally is phenomenal plus the improvement in his all round defensive game is immeasurable. The amount of crosses he stops comin in our box is frightening.
— captain marvel No6 (@jaimegreenock) 7 April 2019
— 4-4-2 (EBT)Loyal (@thechosenfew12) April 7, 2019
Tavernier better be winning that
— kenzo (@ryanthenarrator) April 7, 2019
— Carol Donoghue (@caroldonoghue77) 7 April 2019
James Tavernier may not have won the award last night, but there were plenty of fans out there who desperately, and vocally, voted for their skipper