The right-back has been terrific for Rangers this season and was backed by manager Graeme Murty to lead the team last weekend against Ayr United.
Rangers right-back James Tavernier, 26, has been a key figure around Ibrox since arriving in Glasgow from Wigan Athletic in Summer 2015.
At the time, Tavernier had to settle for Scottish Championship football, but two seasons on and the former Newcastle United full-back is enjoying a successful second year in Scotland's top flight.
A mainstay in the Rangers side since his arrival, Tavernier has only missed 6 league games during his time in Glasgow and has continually been one of the club's most consistent performers.
Perhaps it is unsurprising, then, that Murty rewarded the 26-year-old with the opportunity to captain the side against Ayr United in the Scottish Cup last weekend. Tavernier was clearly ecstatic following the game and summed up his emotions via a tweet...
Here is a round up of some of the Twitter reaction following the right-back's first game as skipper:
You should be our captain full time. Get that extension signed Tav, get a grip of your buddy Josh and tell him to not wind up the faithful and you both can be com legends— david (@david10475765) 13 February 2018
Go on and be a legend James. Well played.— Grievance Engineer (@Brian50852602) 13 February 2018
Deserved JT.— .Andy ⚽ (@kudos17x) 12 February 2018
another top performance tav!!! Hope to see you in our blue for many years!!!!— Paul Speed (@speedy430) 12 February 2018
Wee guy over moon way skips jersey y/day' Gr8 display, Goss & Murph brilliant service to front 3 scorers' 6th goal was typical Murph.— Susan halley woolley (@Susan25622686) 12 February 2018
Only current player worthy of the arm band is The Blue Cafu ⚪️— Alistair (@Ally_Watson96) 12 February 2018
Sign up and keep armband— Graham McNeil (@GrahamMcNeil1) 12 February 2018
Delighted for you getting the captaincy, well deserved too ⚪️— Sandra Gitsham (@iluvmyvxr) 12 February 2018
If any player deserved the honour its you, been a great player since signing....long may it continue. #WATP— John Gillespie (@ITJedi177) 12 February 2018
Were honoured to have you as our captain— Jim Edgar (@JimEdga99407666) 11 February 2018