Kevin Phillips has been astonished by the goal and assist record of Rangers right-back James Tavernier this season.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former England striker hailed the Ibrox captain’s “Harry Kane” style statistics.

Tavernier has banged in a remarkable 12 goals as well as supplied nine assists in 20 appearances across all competitions this season and been a driving force in Rangers’ remarkable unbeaten run.

The 29-year-old is the joint top scorer in the Scottish Premiership alongside Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson.

“That is like Harry Kane’s stats. Wow. That is an area that Stevie G does not have to worry about.

“He is on fire and to have scored that many goals and those assists as well is amazing. A lot of right-backs do not get that many assists in a whole season.

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“Stevie G has given him the license to get forward and as long as when he bombs forward someone drops in, it will work. It is one hell of a stat.

“It is the sort of stat that Premier League teams will start to take notice of and come January a team that needs a right-back may come in for him. Long may his form continue.”  

Former Ibrox star Derek Ferguson told the Blues Brothers Podcast that Tavernier is “a man on a mission” after scoring twice in the 8-0 drubbing of Hamilton before the international break.

In 263 appearances for Rangers, the set-piece specialist has now scored 58 times as well as provided 83 assists.

In other news, Rangers are “very keen” to agree blockbuster deal by 1 January as talks lined up.