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Jordan Houston is the long-term replacement for James Tavernier

Jordan Houston is the long-term replacement for James Tavernier

Steven Gerrard’s start to his Rangers career has been pretty good as not only has he guided the club through a tough European Qualifying campaign but also made a solid start to the league as The Gers sit fifth, eight points off league leaders Hearts with a game in hand. 

The former Liverpool boss looks set to be the long-term boss as the club and has so far been surprisingly good as a manager. Gerrard looks set to be the manager for the next few years and with that in mind, he’ll be looking towards bringing in players for the future.

Although at times this season club captain James Tavernier has put in some solid performances, the 27-year-old has also looked fairly shaky at the back and against Spartak Moscow he had a fairly average performance and seemingly struggled to beat the first man from his corner deliveries.

With the full-back being 27, now is the perfect time to bring in a youngster to learn from him and gain experience. One youth team player that could fill that void is Rangers academy right-back Jordan Houston.

The youngster signed a new long-term deal with the club over the summer. A deal that will see him contracted until 2o2o. The 18-year-old is yet to make a first-team appearance for the club but was included on the bench for Rangers’ 2-1 loss to Dundee last season.

At the moment, he may still be a bit off the first-team but the Scotland Under-17 international is still the one to eventually replace Tavernier.

Thoughts Rangers fans? 

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