Report: Rangers star James Tavernier agrees new contract to stay at Ibrox amid recent speculation

Rangers' James Tavernier celebrates

James Tavernier has reportedly committed his future to Rangers.

Rangers' James Tavernier celebratesRangers' James Tavernier celebrates

According to the Daily Record, Rangers right back James Tavernier has now agreed a new contract to extend his stay at Ibrox.

The Gers have been focusing on adding new signing to their squad having won promotion to the Scottish Premiership, but manager Mark Warburton has recently turned his attention to securing the futures of two current Rangers stars.

Rangers' James Tavernier fouls Celtic's Patrick RobertsRangers' James Tavernier fouls Celtic's Patrick Roberts

The Guardian reported earlier this month that right back Tavernier and striker Martyn Waghorn had rejected new contracts to stay with Rangers, prompting concern from fans that they could leave this summer.

Both players, who signed from Wigan Athletic last summer, scored in Rangers' 2-0 win over Motherwell in the Scottish League Cup on Saturday afternoon, again underlining their importance to the Gers - and one of them appears to have committed his future to the club.

James Tavernier scores the first goal for RangersJames Tavernier scores for Rangers

The Daily Record report that defender Tavernier has penned a new deal to stay at Ibrox, though there are no details concerning his wages or the length of his new contract.

Tavernier, 24, impressed in his first season at Ibrox last term, scoring a remarkable 15 goals from right back, including some long-range stunners and inch-perfect free kicks.

Rangers' James Tavernier heads at goalRangers' James Tavernier heads at goal

Question marks remain over his ability defensively, but his quality going forward is undoubted, and Rangers will be hoping for more dangerous attacking play from Tavernier this coming season.

The Leeds-born defender will naturally be linked with returns to England, but Rangers can now count on the former Newcastle man for the foreseeable future - and that will be a huge boost for manager Warburton.

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