James Tavernier has explained that he is not in a goalscoring competition with his Rangers team-mate Martyn Waghorn, ahead of his side’s Championship fixture with Greenock Morton tomorrow.

Despite being a right-back, Tavernier has managed to score 10 goals in 22 appearances in all competitions for the Gers in the ongoing campaign, while striker Waghorn has managed to found the back of the net 19 times in 22 games.

The pair, who also played together at Wigan Athletic, scored four goals between them in the corresponding fixture against Morton in September, with Waghorn bagging a hat-trick in the 4-0 win at Cappielow Park.

After that game, Waghorn insisted that Tavernier was never going to be able to match his goalscoring tally.

And Tavernier, who revealed that he is excited to face Morton again, having scored against the club before, stated that he is in no race with Waghorn; he wants the striker to continue with his goalscoring spree.


“It’s good when I get goals and then we get a win so I’m really looking forward to this game now having scored against Morton before”, he told the club’s official site.

“To be honest I want him to leave me behind, he is a striker and I want him to score as many goals as he can, he’s doing a great job at the moment and I hope he kicks on.

“I will try and catch up in ways that I can but I’m happy for him pushing on with the goals.”