Neil McCann says Rangers summer signing James Tavernier is a ready-made star

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Neil McCann says James Tavernier is already a star for Mark Warburton's Rangers.

Ex-Rangers winger Neil McCann has been quoted by the London Evening Standard saying that full-back James Tavernier is a ready-made star for the Ibrox outfit. 

The 23-year-old, who signed for the club from Wigan Athletic this transfer window, has made one league appearance for the Gers - in the club's 3-1 Scottish Championship victory over St. Mirren.

While highlighting the positive aspects of Mark Warburton's rejuvenated Rangers side, the former fan favourite was full of praise for the talented right-back. 

Indeed, while discussing the impact made by forward Barrie McKay, McCann was quick to recognise his contribution. 

Speaking to the London Evening Standard, he said: “Behind him [McKay] he has James Tavernier and he looks a real star already."

"So if you have a full-back with you can trust with a good bit of pace and decent delivery then it gives you a chance to get into the goal-scoring charts."

Tavernier moved to Wigan last summer from Newcastle United, before he was sent on loan to Bristol City in January. 

He made 12 appearances for the Ashton Gate outfit, scoring three goals, as The Robins won League One and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

He then found himself sold to Rangers - alongside Latics teammates Martyn Waghorn - following the conclusion of the 2014/15 campaign.

Despite it being early days for the 23-year-old with Rangers, McCann is clearly impressed with the positive signs he is already showing.

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