Rangers coach Weir raves about ‘top level’ James Tavernier

Rangers signed James Tavernier over the summer from Wigan.

Tavernier has excelled this season since signing for Rangers, and David Weir has told the official club website that one part of his game is already at the top level.

Assistant boss Weir said: “James has great delivery – dead ball and moving ball. Some of his crosses within the game are top level, so he has great attributes, but there is still room for improvement as there is in everyone.”

Tavernier has been one of the biggest attacking threats in the Rangers team this term, despite being a natural right-back.

He is a solid defender, but he really comes to the top of his game when given the freedom to run at his opponents, and he has shown off his skill on the ball many times this campaign.

He possesses an absolutely brilliant delivery, and this is the part of his game that Weir believes is already at the pinnacle of the sport.

Tavernier excels with both a moving ball and a dead ball, and he has undoubtedly become Mark Warburton’s first-choice set-piece taker.

In 19 games the 24-year-old has scored an incredible 10 goals, a tally which a striker would be impressed with - let alone a defender. He has also chipped in with six further assists, and looks to be one of the signings of the season in Scottish football.

Rangers have had a number of summer signings perform exceptionally well this term, but Tavernier may just be the pick of the lot.

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