Rangers star James Tavernier suggests one of the reasons behind his decision to move to Ibrox last summer

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The full-back has been sensational for the Scottish Championship side this season.

James Tavernier has claimed that part of the reason that he decided to join Rangers in the summer was the fact that he was looking forward to getting a full season of regular first-team football under his belt, the Daily Record reports.

Through loan spells, the 24-year-old had already established himself as something of a journeyman footballer before he moved to Ibrox. However, he appears to have finally found a place to settle as he has already featured 41 times for Mark Warburton's men this term.

And the former Wigan defender explained that the opportunity to hold down a place in the side for a prolonged period of time was a motivating factor when he decided to leave the Latics at the end of last season.

"That's another of the reasons I wanted to come here," he told the Record.

"I wanted the foundation of a full season. And it feels good.

"I wanted to play every single game in a season and that’s what I've done. It's a big change from playing half a season on loan."

Having played for nine clubs before joining the Scottish Championship leaders - seven of those stints were loan spells - it is perhaps hardly surprising that he has already made more appearances for the Gers than any of the other sides he has ever played for.

And he is certainly proving why he deserved to be viewed as one of the focal points of the side. Defensively, the Light Blues have been solid for most of the season - and have still conceded the fewest goals of any side in the division - but he has also proved a huge threat going forward.

His goal against Queen of the South on Saturday - which would ultimately prove to be the winner in a 4-3 victory - was his 12th of the campaign in all competitions, which is a remarkable return for a full-back regardless of how easily most expected Rangers to secure promotion back to the top flight.

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