Rangers captain James Tavernier led the team out for the first time two years ago this week, with the club’s official Twitter channel @RangersFC marking the occasion on Tuesday.
©️ The captain wore the armband for the first time two years ago today.
❄️ The weather was equally as grim in 2018. pic.twitter.com/Uv4O7rdRjl
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 11, 2020
The 28-year-old was named as ‘Gers captain for the Scottish Cup tie against Ayr on February 11th, 2018, a game in which Graeme Murty’s side recovered from going a goal down early on to run out 6-1 winners, with Alfredo Morelos and Josh Windass each scoring twice on a bitterly cold, snow-affected afternoon at Somerset Park (as per BBC).
Tavernier almost claimed an assist on his first outing as Rangers captain, his cross for Windass being headed against the bar by the now-Sheffield Wednesday loanee. The right-back would be given the armband a few more times in the 2017/18 season before being appointed permanent club captain by Steven Gerrard in July 2018. The skipper subsequently missed only one Premiership game last season and had been ever-present in the league this term prior to his recent appendix operation.
These Rangers fans on Twitter recalled the current captain’s landmark day on its two-year anniversary, with the extreme weather a recurring theme:
Coldest day ever!
— RB (@RoyalBlue1872) February 11, 2020
Coldest I’ve ever been at a football game #MurtyMania ran wild all over Ayr that day
— Scott (@SilverFox_1872) February 11, 2020
Never been so cold in my life that day pic.twitter.com/u00xDpQBRn
— Graeme McGaughey (@gmcgaughey) February 11, 2020
@Rabbis91 that Ayr game 🥶❄️
— Alex Wilkie (@Awilkie91) February 11, 2020
Couldn’t wish for a better captain 😍🔴⚪️🔵🇬🇧
— Debz Lawson (@LawDebz) February 11, 2020
Great player great captain 👌👌👏👏
— Zackster_08 (@Zackster0) February 11, 2020
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