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12th Mar, 2017 | 7:45pm

James Tavernier delivers verdict after Rangers draw v Celtic

By Dominic Toner

Rangers defender James Tavernier revealed his delight after his side earned a point against rivals Celtic on Sunday.

The Gers recorded a 1-1 draw in the Old Firm clash and ended Celtic’s winning run in the process.

Stuart Armstrong opened the scoring for the hosts in the first-half with a fantastic effort from outside of the box.

However, veteran defender Clint Hill scored a late equaliser in the 87th minute to earn an unlikely point.

Rangers defender Tavernier was pleased with the away point and credited the fans for their role.

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“A good point to take away from the game today. The lads showed great character and our fans were outstanding throughout,” Tavernier wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Rangers’ caretaker manager Graeme Murty, who was taking charge of his last game before Pedro Caixinha’s tenure, decided to play Tavernier in a more advanced position.

The 26-year-old is usually a right-back, but was deployed as a right winger in front of Lee Hodson.

The Gers had lost their three previous meetings against Celtic this season, but managed to break that trend with a well-deserved draw.

Celtic supporters feel they should have been awarded a late penalty, though, as Leigh Griffiths was bundled to the ground by Hill in the 18-yard box.

However, his claims were waved away by the referee and Rangers closed the gap to second-placed Aberdeen to eight points.

In other Rangers news, the club’s supporters slammed a 22-year-old after his display against Celtic.

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