Some Rangers supporters are losing faith in James Tavernier’s role as club captain after a few weeks of poor results and uninspiring performance.
Steven Gerrard has shown great faith in Tavernier by ensuring he remained the wearer of the armband after arriving as Ibrox boss.
With a lack of apparent communication on the pitch though, many fans feel he doesn’t have the leadership qualities required to push the Gers towards major honours in Scottish football.
There’s also the argument that with the 27-year-old installed as captain, it makes him harder to drop when he loses form, which has been pretty inconsistent of late.
As we head into another crucial derby against Celtic this weekend, all eyes will be on the right-back to see if he has the kind of stuff that we are looking for from a captain in these matches.
Can he lead by example?
These fans took to Twitter in the wake of this week’s draw against Hibernian to share their thoughts on the situation…
Honestly think either Jack or McGregor should be captain even Wallace. Tav just doesn’t have it in him to shout or command his players.
— Lewis???????????? (@LewisMcilreavy_) December 28, 2018
I love Steven Gerrard and I believe he’s the man to take us to 55 even this season – my only concern is that they identified and continue to keep Tav as captain – I just don’t believe he has the heart, guts or mentality to lead us through the hard times
— Rangers family ???? (@spirit_of_2Pac) December 28, 2018
Tav is no captain hand the armband to Ryan Jack best player out there and staunch as fuck ????????
— Scarvey???????? (@scottmax8) December 27, 2018
Brown is their captain, a leader. Tav ain’t a captain. A captain is more than wearing a wee band.
— nci (@BertVanLingen1) December 27, 2018
Still my own opinion but Tav shouldn't be Captain
Too soft in my book. Has anyone seen him shout, bawl and swear on the park.
He's no Greig, Gough, Brown, Ricksen or Ferguson type of Captain is he
— TEᗪᗪYᗷEᗩᖇᖇTIᗪ ???????? (@william_wallace) December 26, 2018
Full backs shouldn't really be captain anyway, too busy with their own job to see the bigger picture and influence other players. Tav just isn't a captain full stop, no authority or bite about him. Half the players shout and bawl at him, that's not right. https://t.co/DSsYywtgH9
— Staunchius (@StaunchusPilate) December 27, 2018
Allan Mcgregor or Ryan Jack should be captain, most vocal, Tav hides in most games.
— Phildo:) (@phildo1872) December 27, 2018
Tav not our captain. Rest him, give it to Shagger and put Flanagan at RB. He’s played there in the Prem, not Championship.
Lee Wallace at LB until Barisic back
Middleton not up to it
Grezda a fraud
Just initial thoughts after the last month of shite
— Mike (@greatdane1969) December 26, 2018