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James Tavernier wants Champions League with Rangers

Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton has returned a feel-good factor about the Ibrox club.

Rangers' James Tavernier celebrates

Quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times, James Tavernier has expressed his hopes of helping the Gers back into the Champions League during his time in Glasgow.

The talented right-back extended his contract with Rangers until 2019 last month in a big show of commitment from the 24-year-old.

Tavernier, who joined Rangers last summer, played a huge role in getting them back in the Scottish Premiership last term, after four years slugging it out in the lower divisions following their financial implosion in 2012

James Tavernier scores the first goal for Rangers

But they're very much a club on the up these days, and manager Mark Warburton has got fans even more excited with some excellent summer business, bringing in nine players in total - including Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar.

Back in 2012 it seemed uncertain whether or not Rangers could continue to exist, let alone play Champions League football again, but Tavernier has insisted that his aim is to help the club to rub shoulders with Europe's elite again in the near future.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

“I was very pleased. My commitment to this club is 100 per cent," he said to The Glasgow Evening Times.

“I want to stay here and I want to be here for the long run and get Champions League football, which is where the club needs to be."

Winning the Premiership this season would see Rangers qualify for the preliminary stages of the competition, but they would still need to negotiate three ties before booking their spot in the group stages - and pipping the likes of Celtic to the title this season is certainly a possibility.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton

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