Tavernier explains what he feels Rangers have showed

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Rangers player James Tavernier feels the Gers have proven they can compete with grit.

Rangers defender James Tavernier has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he feels the team have proven that they can grind out results.

Tavernier was speaking in relation to the recent win against Hibernain, where he feels the Gers were made to show their fighting qualities in order to be able to get the right result.

“Digging out a result is a massive thing. You get ugly games which will be scrappy and you won’t win by a large margin,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.

“There will be 1-0 wins and we’re just happy to get the three points by finding a way to get the game won. Keeping a clean sheet is half the battle.”

Why Warburton will be delighted

Rangers boss Mark Warburton is a manager who likes his teams to play a pure brand of forward thinking and aggressive football.

However, a perfect performance isn’t always possible and he should be encouraged that his team have shown that they can play and win ugly during difficult games.

It shows versatility and also proves that Rangers have the intelligence to be able to adapt in the middle of a game if the original plan has gone out of the window.

In the Scottish Championship, Rangers are going to find themselves on the front foot and controlling a large volume of matches.

However, teams now know that if they try and shake things up against the Gers, they will find it equally as tough to get a result.

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