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Rangers’ James Tavernier signs new contract and targets league title

James Tavernier has scored 26 objectives from his right-back place

Right-back James Tavernier has focused a league title after signing a new three-and-a-half-year Rangers contract.

The 26-year-old Englishman signed a three-year deal when he joined Rangers from Wigan Athletic in 2015 and has made 126 appearances since.

“I’m really excited for the second half of this season and the seasons to come,” Tavernier informed Rangers TV.

“I want to win the league. If we can go for the treble, I want to win the treble.”

Graeme Murty’s facet presently lie third within the Scottish Premiership, 11 factors behind reigning champions Celtic, however reached the Scottish Cup quarter-finals due to Sunday’s win over Ayr United.

Tavernier started his profession with Newcastle United and moved on to Wigan in 2014 after mortgage spells with Gateshead, Carlisle United, Sheffield Wednesday, MK Dons, Shrewsbury Town and Rotherham United.

He was signed by then Rangers supervisor Mark Warburton for £200,000, helped the Glasgow facet win the Championship title and promotion and has amassed a formidable strike fee for a defender of 26 objectives.

Tavernier joined Rangers from Wigan Athletic

“I want to be winning leagues and that’s why I came here,” Tavernier mentioned. “I need to write the subsequent chapter on the membership.

“The squad that we have I am actually enthusiastic about.

“We’ve received good numbers within the squad, we have nice high quality within the squad and the performances recently have been good.

“I need to goal excessive and be taking part in within the Champions League, so this membership has received the aptitude to do this.”

Tavernier, who had been linked with a return to English soccer, paid tribute to Warburton.

“Obviously, once I first got here, Mark Warburton gave me an important basis to start out my commerce once more and discover my ft once more simply so I had that consistency of soccer,” he added.

“Now I’ve executed that, it has been up and down for us, but it surely’s been an important studying curve and I really feel that my greatest soccer continues to be to return.”

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