FOOTBALL SCOTLAND 🔵 Dave King surprised Rangers have managed to keep star who’d walk into EPL teams – Shango Media

FOOTBALL SCOTLAND 🔵 Dave King surprised Rangers have managed to keep star who’d walk into EPL teams

Dave King reckons James Tavernier will go down as an all-time Rangers great.

The Gers skipper was inducted into the prestigious Ibrox Hall of Fame last season and could end this campaign with a famous Treble. Tavernier, 32, has enjoyed the most prolific year of his career and recently made history by becoming Britain’s highest-scoring defender of all time.

Now in his ninth season in Govan, the ex-Wigan right-back has never been tempted back down south. That amazes former Light Blues chairman King, who reckons the free-scoring star would walk into many English Premier League teams. And King hopes Rangers fans recognise the loyalty and efforts of Tavernier.

Rangers Review: « I hope that supporters don’t lose sight of the tremendous efforts that many players have made on the great road trip that has taken us back to the top of Scottish and European football. There is a tendency to focus on great teams and great players of the past, but no player gets to choose the team that he plays in.

« For my part, I am a huge admirer of James Tavernier. He has been with the club since we were in the Championship. He displayed his goal-scoring ability early on with goals against the likes of Peterhead and Alloa. He then went on to captain Rangers to win 55, both domestic cups, and to lose a European final by the narrowest of margins.

« He did this while scoring crucial goals, providing incredible assists, and generally keeping the team going forward at critical moments in some very tough encounters in Europe. To my mind, he is an all-time Rangers great, and I am surprised that we have been able to keep him at the club. I watch a lot of EPL games, and he would start in many of the teams.”

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