Rangers skipper James Tavernier made his long-awaited return to the side in last night’s last-gasp draw with St. Johnstone – and the Ibrox captain has taken to Twitter to send a message to supporters after his return.

Tavernier was one of seven changes to the side that beat Celtic but couldn’t help the Gers record a win over Callum Davidson’s side after a late penalty from Liam Craig grabbed a share of the spoils.

Scott Wright had fired the Gers ahead after 55 minutes as the Light Blues look to make it an entire season unbeaten in the league and become only the fourth side in Scottish top-flight history to do so.

The Gers’ skipper’s return comes just in time to take over from Nathan Patterson with the teenage full-back waiting to hear the outcome of his appeal over a six-match ban for breaching Covid guidelines.

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After making his return to action, Tavernier was delighted to be back playing after missing a string of games – including missing his first Old Firm since signing for the club.

With Steven Gerrard’s side welcoming St. Johnstone to Ibrox on Sunday in the Scottish Cup, the Rangers boss will have been happy at seeing his free-scoring skipper back to fitness.

Rangers have been in outstanding form this season but have dropped off a little recently after securing the title from bitter rivals Celtic.

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The Scottish Cup quarter-final against the Saints this weekend represents the Gers’ biggest match of the season so far.

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