James Tavernier produced a captain’s performance to help inspire a major Rangers victory European over Maribor at Ibrox on Thursday night.
Winning the first leg against the Slovenians 3-1, Steven Gerrard’s side now have a great chances of progressing to the play-off round of the UEFA Europa League, with fans starting to dream of the group stages.
Tavernier was excellent throughout and had the nerve to stroke home a penalty early in the second half to restore his side’s lead after the visitors had cancelled out Alfredo Morelos’ opener.
For all the criticism of his defensive ability, he never tired once in hunting down the opposition and made a couple of crucial tackles that had supporters on their feet at Ibrox.
Fans are delighted that he looks like staying at the club and with his performance, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts after last night’s match…
@James_Tavernier Quality performance last night skip! Keep up that energy and desire. Toss up between yourself and Coulibaly for MOTM.
— Chris Mackay (@ChrisMackay7) August 10, 2018
You're getting better and better with each season Tav ????????????????
— Staunch Stevie (@StevieGC0) August 10, 2018
@James_Tavernier now that was a performance worthy of a Rangers Captain last night. Well Done.????????
— Greig Guthrie (@GreigGuthrie) August 10, 2018
Last night's performance showed why we shouldn't let him go so cheaply. He was immense.
Glad he's still with us.#TheBlueCafu
— DougieTheDon (@DougieDon1) August 10, 2018
Brilliant performance last night, well done to you leading the way.. Why would anyone want to leave Rangers when that's the kind of stuff you can produce. One love ????
— Katy (@xKTJx) August 10, 2018
— Andy Gibb (@IAmAndyGibb) August 10, 2018
Bed time. Night all, except @James_Tavernier, I won’t be able to sleep from thinking of you.
— Jamie (@JHGS1872) August 9, 2018
Those 2 tackles from Tavernier were class tonight. Possibly the best I’ve seen him play in a Rangers jersey
— SA (@stuartangus2012) August 9, 2018
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