Rangers star James Tavernier praises Ibrox recruitment staff for their 'brilliant job' this season

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James Tavernier believes Rangers' recruitment staff have done a 'brilliant job' this season.

Rangers full back James Tavernier has told the Daily Record that he thinks the club's recruitment staff have excelled this season.

The Gers sit 11 points clear at the top of the table, and head into tonight's game with Raith Rovers looking to move ever closer to promotion back to the Scottish Premiership.

Manager Mark Warburton deserves great praise for his work this season, especially seeing as a number of his signings have made major impacts at Ibrox.

Goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has improved week-by-week since arriving on a free transfer from Swindon Town, whilst right back Tavernier has hit 11 goals following his summer move from Wigan Athletic.

Centre backs Rob Kiernan and Danny Wilson, signed from Wigan and Hearts respectively, have formed a strong partnership in the heart of defence, with Tottenham loanee Dominic Ball offering great cover.

Boyhood Rangers fan Andy Halliday has impressed, whilst Jason Holt - another player signed from Hearts - has been outstanding as an attack-minded midfielder this term, though Gedion Zelalem has often struggled during his season-long loan deal from Arsenal.

In attack, striker Martyn Waghorn - also signed from Wigan - has smashed 28 goals this season, and January signings Billy King and Michael O'Halloran have already shown glimpses of their quality, even if the jury is still out on goalkeeper Maciej Gostomski and winger Harry Forrester.

It's an impressive success rate for Warburton in the transfer market so far, and many players are thriving thanks to the way Warburton plays football at Rangers - but Tavernier has in fact praised the club's recruitment staff.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Tavernier suggested that the recruitment staff at Rangers have done a 'brilliant job' bringing players to the club this season, as they all play football in the right way rather than playing long ball football.

"The recruitment staff have done a brilliant job here in getting players who want to be on the ball," said Tavernier. "I hate it when the ball gets launched up the field. I want to get on it as much as I can. Even our centre-halves do."

"Sometimes I’ve had loan moves to clubs and the ball has gone longer and I haven’t been involved much. That tended to get me irritated. But here at Rangers, everyone loves the way we play. Everyone is suited to it," he added.

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