Rangers full-back James Tavernier admits that it was a relief to finally break his goalscoring duck last weekend against Queen of the South.

The 25-year-old has been in fine goalscoring form this season for Rangers, but was going through a lean patch with ten league games without a goal before Queen of the South’s visit last weekend.

Tavernier was one of the goalscorers in Rangers nervy 4-3 win at Ibrox, and the full-back admits that breaking his goalscoring duck felt like a relief as he was getting some grief from players, who were regularly finding the back of the net for the Gers.

The defender told Rangers TV: “It was a massive relief to get on the scoresheet again.

“Obviously I got a lot of stick from a few people that I haven’t scored, and I scored in the week before, but it got disallowed.  


“I was just happy to be on the scoresheet again, and the relief in my face was definitely there; very good feelings.”

Tavernier has scored 12 goals in all competitions this season for the Gers, and along with his full-back partner Lee Wallace, has contributed heavily to their team’s goal tally in the current campaign.

And if other results go their way, Rangers could be crowned Scottish Championship winners today with a victory over Raith Rovers.