Rangers captain Lee Wallace heaps praise on 23-year-old summer signing James Tavernier

Lee Wallace has praised Rangers summer signing James Tavernier, while discussing his own displays so far this season.

Rangers captain Lee Wallace has told the Evening Times that he is confident there is plenty more to come from the club's full-backs this term after his and James Tavernier's impressive start to the season.

The form of the 28-year-old left-back and summer arrival James Tavernier has been key for Mark Warburton’s side in the opening weeks of the campaign - and the newly-appointed skipper is hopeful that the positive displays will continue.

While discussing his own displays at the back, Wallace was also quick to praise the form of the Rangers summer signing, who joined the club from English Championship side Wigan Athletic in July. 

He told the Evening Times: “I love that side of the game. I know first and foremost I’m a defender and that’s still part of my game I need to work on as well as going forward and Tav is the same.

“A lot of the players have stuff we need to get better at and that will happen under the manager and Davie."

“I love getting forward, I was lucky enough to get two goals last week and Tav’s already chipped in from the other side. He’s come in and been superb, he’s a proper attacking full-back."

“He’s a great guy as well and all the new guys have fitted in well and it’s been a smooth transition to get them in and implement them into an expansive style of play."

Between them, Wallace and Tavernier have scored five goals so far this season - three of which have come in the Scottish Championship - as they have formed a formidable full-back partnership for the Ibrox outfit.

This level of performance has assisted Mark Warburton's side in victories over Hibernian, Peterhead, St Mirren and Alloa, with the club clearly intent on achieving the ultimate aim of promotion to the Premiership. 

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