James Tavernier's Rangers form is a warning to West Brom

Darren Moore the head coach

Championship promotion hopefuls West Bromwich Albion reportedly scouted Rangers captain James Tavernier recently.

Rangers' English defender James Tavernier (C) shakes hands with Spartak Moscow's Paraguayan midfielder Lorenzo Melgarejo (R) following the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between...

Rangers’ season has gone slightly awry in recent weeks. And James Tavernier has become something of a scapegoat among fans who have been left baffled by a series of dreadful defensive performances.

The right-back has not been at his best for a number of weeks now, and he was caught cold on numerous occasions as Rangers threw away the lead three times to lose 4-3 to Spartak Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday.

 

Tavernier’s defensive nous has been questioned for some time, and the 27-year-old’s right to captain this Rangers side has been under the microscope by some seriously unimpressed supporters.

So this is a warning to West Brom.

Darren Moore the head coach

The Daily Record reported recently that the Baggies have renewed their interest in the player, scouting him during Rangers’ Scottish League Cup semi-final defeat to Aberdeen.

This comes three months after TEAMtalk reported that West Brom had seen a £3 million summer bid turned down.

But is Tavernier really good enough for a West Brom side whose back line is their well-publicised Achilles heel; a penchant for conceding soft goals seemingly casting their promotion ambitions into doubt?

Spartak Moscow's Luiz Adriano (L) and Rangers Glasgow's Rangers Glasgow's James Tavernier fight for the ball in their 2018

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