By Frank McAvennie

26th Nov, 2021 | 11:00am

'Shocking' Rangers are 'falling apart' and Tavernier is 'nowhere to be seen' - McAvennie

Rangers are “falling apart” behind the scenes and James Tavernier’s refusal to face the media after his side’s loss to Hibernian proves it.

That’s according to former Celtic hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Connor Goldson’s recent comments.

Speaking after the Hibs game, as quoted by talkSPORT (22 November), Goldson accused some teammates of thinking “they don’t need to work as hard” this season.

He also claimed the Gers squad had “lost some of their hunger”.

McAvennie claims it “speaks volumes” that Goldson was sent to face the media instead of club captain Tavernier.

“Where was Tavernier?” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“He’s the captain of that club and he was nowhere to be seen. As a fan, if my side had just lost a game like that I would want to hear from my captain.

“It speaks volumes that Goldson had to go up and make excuses.

“He might not even be there next season, it should be on Tavernier to take responsibility.

“He has to come out and explain why they defended like schoolboys in one of the club’s biggest games of the season.

“That was shocking, for me, I couldn’t believe it. It seems like the club is falling apart a bit.

“Van Brockhorst has a job on his hands.”

Rangers returned to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Sparta Prague on Thursday night.

They are next in league action against Livingston on Sunday afternoon.

In other news, McLeish reveals what he is hearing about Rangers training under Giovanni van Bronckhorst from Ibrox sources.