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James Tavernier never imagined scoring so many times after moving to Rangers

Rangers defender James Tavernier moved to Ibrox last summer, and he has had a wonderful first season at the Glasgow club under Mark Warburton's guidance.

James Tavernier has told Rangers’ official site that he never thought he would be able to score so many goals when he first moved to Ibrox.

Tavernier made the switch to Rangers last summer, moving from Wigan Athletic, and he was always regarded as an excellent attacking player.

However, it is not since he moved to Glasgow that he has really started to hit the back of the net regularly.

Tavernier has been on the scoresheet 15 times this season, breaking Rangers record for the most goals scored from right-back.

And he said: “Five goals was the highest I had scored in a season before I came here so to get into double figures was unimaginable.

“As soon as I started to get close to that record I started thinking about it but it took quite a while to get into double figures.

“I do get a little bit of battering from Waggy for my goals, even against Alloa at the weekend he said I was in a striker’s position but I just love getting my feet or head on the ball and scoring a goal.”

Tavernier was recently handed Rangers’ Goal of the Season award, for his spectacular strike against Peterhead in the Petrofac Cup final.

The 24-year-old has quickly become a fans’ favourite at Ibrox, and he looks set to play a key role for Mark Warburton’s side over the coming years - as they plan for life back in the Scottish Premiership again.

Tavernier’s next chance to impress will come in the Gers will come tomorrow, with the Light Blues set to face Livingston at the Almondvale Stadium.

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