Rangers supporters have been in fine voice in the Transfer Tavern in recent times after seeing their side reach the quarter finals of the Scottish Cup with an emphatic 6-1 thrashing of Ayr United in the last 16 on Sunday.
Graeme Murty’s men got past Highland League outfit Fraserburgh in the preceding round to book their spot in round five, and thus a trip to Ayrshire to face Ian McCall’s Scottish League One club. And they took a shock lead over the Gers on Sunday through Alan Forrest, only for the visitors to strike back with vengeance with with braces from Alfredo Morelos and Josh Windass as well as strikes from Jason Cummings and Jamie Murphy completing the rout, and subsequently booking their spot in the last eight where they will face Falkirk next month.
Consequently, there have been many thrilled Rangers fans in the Tavern in the last few days, several of whom are likely to be further encouraged by a recent report from The Daily Mail, which suggests that a new deal is in the offing for right-back James Tavernier.
The 26-year-old made the move north of the border back in 2015 and has since gone from strength to strength with an impressive 23 goals and 38 assists in just 126 games for the club, six goals and eight assists of which have come this term under the guidance of former full back Murty.
And the Englishman’s excellent form for Rangers reportedly attracted interest from south of the border during the January window, yet recent reports suggest that Tavernier is on the verge of penning a new contract with the Scottish giants.
And given how influential he has been for the club this term, this is sure to come as great news to our resident Rangers fans.
Landlord’s verdict: James Tavernier has been in outstanding form for Rangers since his move back in 2015, scoring an impressive 23 goals and laying on 38 assists from the right back position.
Unsurprisingly, the 26-year-old attracted interest during the January window, only to remain at Ibrox beyond the deadline, and recent reports suggest that he could be set for a long-term stay in Glasgow as he is reportedly on the verge of penning a new contract with the club.
And this is sure to come as a big boost to manager Graeme Murty and indeed our resident Gers supporters, who will be well aware of the need to keep their best players if they are to bridge the gap to bitter rivals Celtic over the coming years.
Rangers fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!