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These comments from Glasgow Rangers full-back James Tavernier about Mark Warburton make very interesting reading after Nottingham Forest links

Rangers' James Tavernier celebrates

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers full-back James Tavernier is reportedly of interest to Mark Warburton at Nottingham Forest.

Rangers' James Tavernier heads at goal

According to Daily Mail, Nottingham Forest are keen to sign Glasgow Rangers right-back James Tavernier in the summer.

Forest boss Mark Warburton linked up with Tavernier at Ibrox, and was impressed by the defender’s talents.

And a reunion at the City Ground may appeal to Tavernier, given the praise that he gave to Warburton back in 2015.

He told the Daily Mail: "The gaffer has to be one of the best I have worked under. His complete philosophy - on the pitch and off the pitch – is that he really wants you to work hard. It’s all about repetition, being consistent in what you do and being the best that you can be.

‘He’s given us the freedom to do that and he gives us every encouragement. Davie Weir has also been brilliant, the pair of them together have been a great asset to what has been my Rangers career so far.

"He brings the best out of us, he lets me play my game and we don’t change our philosophy. There is never a Plan B as we believe Plan A will always work."

Warburton was very coy when asked whether he would look to bring in any Rangers players at Forest when asked last week.

Tavernier has played regularly at Rangers this season, but questions have been asked of his defensive qualities at the Glasgow club.

The former Newcastle United is always regarded as an attacking threat, but he has been exposed when put on the back foot on occasion.

Tavernier has still made 35 appearances for Rangers so far this season, and looks set to have a key role to play with Pedro Caixinha now in charge at Ibrox, following Warburton’s departure.

Whether Rangers would be open to doing a deal with Forest for Tavernier in the summer remains to be seen. 

Rangers manager Mark Warburton during the match

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