By Dominic Toner
James Tavernier has hailed Rangers’ “great squad” in the wake of their 1-1 draw with Hamilton on Sunday.
The full-back made the bold claim on Twitter after Mark Warburton’s side began their Scottish Premiership campaign by dropping two points at home to the lowly Accies.
Rangers had a tough start on their top-flight return and required a second-half goal from Martyn Waghorn to earn a point at Ibrox.
Tavernier wrote on his personal Twitter account that Rangers will learn from the result and their strong squad will only improve in the future.
Disappointed to drop 2 points today! Where a great squad that will learn from this. We’ll get better and stronger 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/nPTV2oy045
— James Tavernier (@James_Tavernier) August 6, 2016
The Rangers fans face an anxious wait to find out the severity of the injury sustained by star striker Waghorn, after he sustained a suspected hamstring pull.
Supporters were critical of the performance against Hamilton and new signing Niko Kranjcar was targeted on Twitter for his stuttering display.
Tavernier agreed a contract extension at the club last month and ended speculation that he could be leaving after rejecting the first contract offer.
The 24-year-old played in every league game during the 2015-16 season for Rangers and starred in 50 encounters where he scored 15 goals and provided 23 assists assists from his full-back position.
He will be expected to play a leading role in the team as they battle in the top-flight of Scottish football, after convincingly winning the Scottish Championship last season.
In other Rangers team news, devastated Josh Windass revealed why he was not in the squad for the Hamilton clash.