Rangers star James Tavernier has revealed it was an “absolute honour” to be made Rangers captain for the 6-1 Scottish Cup win over Ayr United on Sunday.
Tavernier was handed the armband after Jason Holt – who has been captain in recent weeks – was only named as a substitute for the clash with the League One high-flyers.
The right-back has been one of the Gers’ best players this season and is one of the longest-serving players at the club after joining in 2015.
The defender revealed it was a “proud moment” for him and his family as he led the Gers out at snowy Somerset Park before turning in another quality performance.
“Absolute honour to captain Rangers today. Proud moment for me and the family!! Topped off with a 6-1 win. Blessed” Tavernier said on his personal Twitter account.
— James Tavernier (@James_Tavernier) February 11, 2018
The Bradford-born defender has made 126 appearances for the Light Blues and has lifted the Scottish Championship and Scottish Challenge Cup since arriving at Ibrox.
Tavernier has been a mainstay under Mark Warburton, Pedro Caixinha and Graeme Murty after being one of Warburton’s first signings when he took the reins.
The 27-year-old is under contract until the end of next season and Gers fans will be desperate for the defender to be tied down to a new, long-term deal as soon as possible.
Murty’s side will face Falkirk in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup in March as they look to lift the club’s first major trophy in seven years.
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