Peter Lovenkrands sends message to James Tavernier on Twitter, sets target

Peter Lovenkrands wants James Tavernier to hit double figures for Rangers this season.

Former Rangers star Peter Lovenkrands has told James Tavernier that he expects the right back to hit double figures in goals this season.

Rangers bounced back from their 3-1 Scottish League Cup defeat to St. Johnstone in midweek by hammering Morton 4-0 away from home on Sunday.

A Martyn Waghorn hat-trick as well as a Tavernier strike gave Rangers a comfortable victory, with full back Tavernier continuing his fine goalscoring form.

The 23-year-old, who came up through the ranks with Leeds United and Newcastle United, joined Rangers from Wigan Athletic this summer, and has already proven to be one of Warburton's best signings so far.

With eight goals in 13 games from right back, Tavernier has enjoyed a remarkable start to the season, especially in front of goal.

Now, former Rangers hero Peter Lovenkrands has taken to Twitter in order to set Tavernier a target of moving into double figures in goals this season - adding that he would be disappointed if the defender failed to reach that landmark.


Having already scored eight goals this season, it would almost be a surprise if Tavernier didn't hit double figures this season - instead, it's more a question of how many can he score.

His free kicks have proved deadly, whilst he loves to get forward down the right hand side, and rather than just look for double figures, there may be some who expect him to push towards 20 goals this season in what would be a staggering achievement.

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