James Tavernier’s Crosses Are “Top Level” Says Rangers Assistant

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Rangers assistant manager David Weir is delighted with full-back James Tavernier’s ability to create goalscoring chances for his team-mates.

Tavernier regularly rampages down the right flank as a flying right-back, causing havoc for opposing defences and setting up chances for his team-mates.

Weir is pleased with how Tavernier, who set up striker Nicky Clark for Rangers’ fourth goal in a 4-0 win over Alloa Athletic at the weekend.

The assistant boss praised Tavernier, while also noting the right-back continues to chip in with goals himself, as evidenced by a stunning free-kick against Alloa.

Weir told Rangers TV: “James has great delivery – dead ball and moving ball.

“Some of his crosses within the game – as you saw when he created Nicky’s goal – are top level, so he has great attributes, but there is still room for improvement as there is in everyone, but his free-kick was a special moment, and as we all know it’s not been the only one this season.”

And the assistant insists that when Tavernier creates, it is up to his team-mates to finish it off. Weir also saluted the defender’s stamina.

“We possibly could have scored from a couple of his deliveries earlier in the game, but there’s not a lot James can do to control that. We just ask him to do his job, and to keep creating opportunities.

“Beyond that, it’s up to the others to finish them off, and he personally looks as strong at the end of a game as he does at the start, and that’s really important for us.”

Despite being a full-back, Tavernier has been regularly amongst the goals for Rangers this season, chipping in with six already and gaining a reputation as a fearsome free-kick taker.

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