Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday eye Rangers' James Tavernier

HITC Sport understands that Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday are tracking a Rangers star.

Championship duo Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday are weighing up moves for Rangers defender James Tavernier before the close of the transfer window, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Tavernier has been a revelation at Ibrox since joining from Wigan this summer and his performances have not gone unnoticed south of the border.

The attacking full-back has scored 11 goals in all competitions and laid on a further 14 assists for Rangers to establish himself as a key man in Mark Warburton's side.

Tavernier started his career at Newcastle and has also had loan spells with Gateshead, Carlisle, MK Dons, Sheffield Wednesday, Shrewsbury, Rotherham and Bristol City.

Leeds boss Steve Evans is a huge admirer of Tavernier having worked with the player during his time in charge of Rotherham and has kept tabs on his situation ever since.

Sheffield Wednesday have also watched Tavernier on regular occasions this season and have been impressed by the marauding defender as they look to build a side capable of challenging for promotion to the Premier League.

It is highly unlikely that Rangers will consider selling Tavernier this month, but the club are bracing themselves for interest in the player in the wake of his scintillating form in Scotland.

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