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Rangers: These fans dismiss suggestion of Ryan Jack filling in for James Tavernier at right-back

Rangers: These fans dismiss suggestion of Ryan Jack filling in for James Tavernier at right-back - Rangers

Rangers are set to be without captain James Tavernier for the next three weeks after he contracted a virus, as reported by the Daily Record. As a result of the impending absence of the 28-year-old, ‘Gers fan @euangtaylor on Twitter suggested that midfielder Ryan Jack could be an option to take Tavernier’s place at right-back in the short-term.

The 27-year-old has played at right-back on 44 previous occasions during his career. However, all of those appearances came during his time at Aberdeen, with only two outings in a right-back role since the start of the 2015/16 season (as per TransferMarkt). Since coming to Rangers in 2017, Jack has been used almost exclusively in the middle of the park.

Steven Gerrard has natural right-back options to replace Tavernier for the next few games, with Jon Flanagan and Matt Polster already in the senior squad and teenager Nathan Patterson featuring for the first team in last week’s friendly against Lokomotiv Tashkent in Dubai.

After @euangtaylor had proposed selecting Jack in place of Tavernier at right-back, these Rangers fans took to Twitter to express their opposition to the idea:

Do you think Jack could be an option at right-back for Rangers while Tavernier is out or should Gerrard instead pick a natural right-back? Join in the discussion by commenting below!


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