Rangers defender James Tavernier has insisted that he always expected the team to be in such a strong position in the league this season.

The Gers have been the standout team of the Scottish Championship this season, and are currently 14 points ahead of second placed Falkirk, who they take on this Friday away from home.

Mark Warburton’s men have dominated the second tier of Scottish football this season, and could wrap up the league title even before they face Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final next month.

Tavernier admits that Rangers’ strong position has not come as a surprise for him, as he was confident that if they play their game, then they won’t have to look over their shoulders this season.

He admits that some of the teams slipping up have made his team’s job easier, but insisted that Rangers have also kept their end of the bargain by being ruthlessly consistent this term.  


The defender told the club’s official website: “I probably did expect us to always be in their position because our game has never changed and we have always felt we have been strong in every single game we have played in the league.

“We knew if we stuck to our game then we just had to look ahead and wouldn’t have to look behind and that is what has happened.

“Some teams have slipped up throughout the season and let results slip out their hands and we have won, week in and week out, and the points have kept adding up.”

Apart from the league title, Rangers could also win the Challenge Cup by the time they take the field for the Old Firm derby next month at Hampden Park.