Rangers should target a new right-back in January, as cover for James Tavernier

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Rangers are sure to complete transfer business in the January window.

Mark Warburton has plans to bring in new players to Rangers over the January transfer window, and there is one position he should target ahead of others.

James Tavernier is undoubted first-choice right-back, and the 24-year-old has excelled at Ibrox since joining over the summer. A marauding full-back, his free-kicks and attacking skills have been central to the early successes of Warburton’s team.

Despite being a defender, he is one of the best dribblers in the Rangers’ squad, but he has found himself out of form in recent weeks.

His play seems much more laboured than it was when the campaign started, and the lack of cover for Tavernier means that he is being forced to play when he could do with a spell on the sidelines to rest and recover his form.

This is why Warburton should look to bring in a new right-back in January, to provide competition and cover for Tavernier.

The manager could name one of his three central defenders at right-back, but in doing that, he would lose the attacking threat that Tavernier possesses, as none of Rob Kiernan, Danny Wilson or Dominic Ball are natural full-backs.

Warburton needs to bring in a new right-back who is suited to this attacking game that Rangers have played this term, and bringing cover for a squad lacking in depth should be Warburton’s priority in the January transfer window.

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