Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has hailed right-back James Tavernier, describing him as a “huge player” and saying he doesn’t receive the credit he deserves, according to The Boot Room.
The 28-year-old joined the Gers in the summer of 2015 from English side Wigan, and so far he has clocked up 249 appearances in all competitions for the Scottish side, scoring 47 goals and creating 77 assists.
The Light Blues captain is set to reach the 250-game milestone this week when the Ibrox side clash Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership.
The English footballer has faced criticism at times because of his manner of captaincy, however, Gerrard praised the leadership skills of his captain.
“I don’t think he’s your typical leader in terms of voice. To have someone like Connor (Goldson) and Greegs (Allan McGregor) behind him, they really compliment his leadership style.
“Tav is a huge player. He doesn’t get the credit he deserves from our own supporters, he doesn’t get the credit he deserves from outside. He needs to go and win something as ac captain, as a leader, to get the credit he deserves but to see him on a daily basis I’m certainly someone who really appreciates having him for us.”
The experienced right-back has earned 249 appearances for the Glasgow based side and that proves his quality and reliability, and even though he has faced criticism from fans, the English boss has regularly supported the player.
Out of their six league matches this season, Rangers have claimed five victories and drawn only one, with the Ibrox side currently top of the table. The Gers have yet to concede a goal which shows the quality of their defence.
Celtic will be aiming to win their tenth consecutive league title and so far they have suffered a draw while they have yet to lose a league match.
If the Light Blues continue their brilliant form, then they may finally be able to end the domestic dominance of their rivals and claim the 2020-21 Scottish Premiership title.