Key Rangers star breaks silence after reported interest from English Championship
Rangers full-back James Tavernier has delivered yet another boost to Gers manager Graeme Murty by insisting he is happy in Scotland.
There had been suggestions that the Yorkshire native could move away from Ibrox, with Sunderland and Reading both linked with the player who has 18-months left on his current deal.
However, after yesterday’s signing of Hamilton Academic midfielder Greg Docherty, (the club’s sixth this transfer window), and the suggestion that Bruno Alves could be set to stay, Tavernier’s commitment to the club can only serve to further increase the feel-good factor around the Glasgow outfit.
The 26-year-old moved to the Gers in 2015 from Wigan Athletic and the former Newcastle United youth player has seen his star rise ever since.
This season has been one of the defender’s best, scoring five goals in 28 for the Gers, including his side’s second from the penalty spot on Wednesday night as the Light Blues beat Aberdeen 2-0.
It was a victory which saw Rangers leapfrog the Dons into second spot, 11 points behind fierce rivals Celtic and a slight glimmer of hope that they could catch the Bhoys.
And now, the full-back is waiting for the club to offer him a new deal to stay north of the border but is happy nonetheless.
“I don’t like to get into speculation about my deal. I’m still under contract for another 18 months so I’m really happy here.
“It’s totally down to the club if they want to extend it. I’ll have to wait and see,” Tavernier said in the Daily Record.
“However, I’m fully committed to Rangers. I’m still learning here and I’m still growing here. I came here to win trophies. Also, in all the Old Firm games I’ve played, I’ve only been on the winning side once so far.
In other Rangers news, Gers supporters react to club’s latest signing.