Rangers defender James Tavernier slammed by Kallum Higginbotham

Rangers defender James Tavernier is criticised by Kilmarnock attacker Kallum Higginbotham after the game at Ibrox.

Kilmarnock attacker Kallum Higginbotham has told The Glasgow Evening Times that Rangers defender James Tavernier is an attention-seeker.

Higginbotham made the comments following the Scottish Cup tie between Rangers and Kilmarnock at Ibrox at the weekend.

After the game, Tavernier posted a picture of his injured knee on social networking site Twitter (click here to see it).

The injury was caused by Higginbotham’s challenge on the right-back in the final minutes of the fifth-round tie in Glasgow.

The 26-year-old, who can play as a striker or as a winger, has criticised Tavernier for posting a picture of his injured knee on Twitter.

“I don’t have Twitter myself but a few of the lads showed me that when I came in on Monday,” Higginbotham told The Glasgow Evening Times. “It’s disappointing because in my eyes it’s attention-seeking and he’s trying to prove that I’ve touched him.

“Maybe if he hadn’t posted that picture we could have tried to have appealed it, but the picture shows that there was contact so it would affect the perception of the challenge.”

Over the course of the 90 minutes at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon, hosts Rangers had 56% of the possession, took 19 shots of which just four were on target, and earned 12 corners.

Visitors Kilmarnock had 44% of the possession, took five shots of which two were on target, and earned corners.

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