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Rangers defender James Tavernier has praised Rangers fans on social media after Saturday’s 0-0 Old Firm draw at Celtic Park.

The 26-year-old put in a fantastic performance against the Gers’ bitter rivals cheered on by thousands of fans at Parkhead.

The Gers dominated for long spells against Brendan Rodgers’ side and will be disappointed to only come away with a point against the Scottish champions.

Tavernier himself had a fantastic chance to break the deadlock but saw his acrobatic effort saved fantastically by Celtic’s Craig Gordon.

Tavernier said he was “proud” of his team-mates but reserved special praise for the “outstanding” travelling Rangers support.

“Solid performance from all the boys today! Really proud of them!” Tavernier said on his personal Twitter account.

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“Thought we were unlucky not to come away with the 3 points but we’ll take a point and a clean sheet. Our fans were outstanding.”

The Gers now travel to the United States for warm weather training before facing Atletico Mineiro and Corinthians in the Florida Cup before returning to domestic action at the end of January.

The 26-year-old has made 121 appearances for the Light Blues since arriving from Wigan Athletic in 2015 under Mark Warburton.

The former Wigan and Newcastle defender has lifted the Scottish Championship and Scottish Challenge Cup during his time at Ibrox.

Tavernier’s current deal expires in May 2019 but fans will be hopeful he is given an extended deal after proving to be a mainstay under Warburton, Pedro Caixinha and Graeme Murty.

In other Rangers news, Jim White has detailed a huge development about the Gers’ talks to sign this Premier League forward.

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