By Richard Parks
Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to urge James Tavernier to sign a new contract with the club after his latest barnstorming performance.
The right-back, 26, has played some of the best football of his career this season and has become a firm favourite with supporters at Ibrox.
He captained the team for the first time on Sunday in their 6-1 Scottish Cup fifth-round win over Ayr United and continued his recent excellent form.
Tavernier subsequently took to his personal Twitter account to express his pride at captaining the side at Somerset Park and being a part of such an emphatic victory.
— James Tavernier (@James_Tavernier) February 11, 2018
It comes after Light Blues manager Graeme Murty revealed, as quoted in The Scottish Sun, that the club are in talks with Tavernier over a new contract.
Rangers fans have taken to social media to react with delight at Tavernier’s Twitter post but also to urge him to come to an agreement with the club over an extended deal.Here is a selection of the best messages on Twitter:
Well deserved James!! Hope the discussipns on a nee deal go well
— David Cumming (@DaveCumming109) February 12, 2018
Mote than deserved mate outstanding season your having just hope u sign a new deal
— Govanger (@GovanGer) February 11, 2018
Sign the deal bbz
— flagrant misconduct (@Fmisconduct) February 11, 2018
Superb tav. Get the finger out for new contract @RangersFC
— Paul (@pdlexi) February 12, 2018
Superb tav ain’t it time for the big contract extension yet ????????
— Jamie (@JamiepRFC) February 11, 2018
Well deserved Tav new contract a must Murty @RangersFC
— Gary (@formulagazz) February 11, 2018
Get the new contract signed up mate. Be part of the history when we win the title again. It’s getting closer.
— Ian Golightly (@IanGolightly2) February 12, 2018
The right-back’s current contract with the Scottish Premier League side runs until the summer of 2019.
He has scored a hugely impressive six goals and supplied eight assists from 32 matches from his ostensibly defensive role this season.