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31st Dec, 2016 | 2:33pm

Rangers fans react on Twitter to Tavernier display v Celtic

By Dominic Toner

James Tavernier played 90 minutes for Rangers against Celtic – and the club’s supporters were furious with his performance on Twitter.

The Gers slipped to a narrow 2-1 defeat against their Old Firm rivals on Saturday and are now 19 points behind them in the league table.

Mark Warburton’s side took the lead through a Kenny Miller goal, who managed to convert a great low cross from Tavernier.

However, Moussa Dembele drew the visitors level with a stunning strike inside the penalty area and Scott Sinclair scored the winner in the second-half.

Rangers fans believe that Tavernier should have been marking Sinclair as he tapped in the winning goal and claim he should be dropped from the starting line-up.

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Here is a selection of their messages:

Tavernier has made 25 appearances for the Gers this season and is considered a key part of the team.

Warburton prefers the 25-year-old at right-back to Lee Hodson, who could feature in the club’s next game against Motherwell in the Scottish Cup fourth-round.

Tavernier is an attack-minded full-back and showed his attacking talents in the Celtic match, but was caught out defensively on a number of occasions.

The defender helped the Gers cruise to the Scottish Championship title last season and had a phenomenal attacking record, scoring 15 goals and supplying 23 assists in 50 appearances across all competitions.

He has been unable to recreate the same kind of form in the top-flight and fans feel that Hodson deserves the starting spot in future.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has named the club’s consistent player in his team of the year.