'Top quality' - International discusses potential top flight transfer for Rangers assist king
Rangers defender Lee Hodson has said that his counterpart at Ibrox James Tavernier has what it takes to succeed in the Premier League if he were to make a move.
The 27-year-old right back has been with the Light Blues since joining from Wigan Athletic back in 2015, and has established himself as one of the club’s key players, with 124 appearances, 22 goals and 38 assists to his name.
Now, Northern Ireland international Hodson has said that his team mate has what it takes to compete back down south of the border in England’s top flight, where he already has two appearances, totalling 36 minutes of action, for Newcastle United, where he came through the youth ranks.
He told the Scottish Sun: “Tav’s good enough for the Premier League in England.
“Tav is top quality. You look at the modern-day full-back and they get up and down.
“They’re good at attacking but can also defend. I don’t see why Tav can’t do those things.
“If he plays well every week for Rangers, who knows who’s watching or whose eye you might catch?”
This season has seen Tavernier make a total of 30 appearances for the Gers already, including appearing in every minute of all but one of the matches that he has appeared in, scoring five goals and acting as the club’s assist king with eight, the most out of the squad.
Hodson meanwhile has struggled to usurp his team mate from his natural right back role, and has just eight outings during the current campaign, with five of those coming as a makeshift left back.
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