James Tavernier signs new Rangers deal until 2021

James Tavernier has committed his future to Rangers by signing a new three-and-a-half year deal.

The full-back, who captained the club for the first time on Sunday in the Scottish Cup, has extended his stay until the summer of 2021.

Tavernier joined Rangers in July 2015 from Wigan Athletic and made an immediate impact, scoring on his debut against Hibernian in the Challenge Cup.

He told the club’s website: “I am on social media and I have had a great response from the fans.

“I would love to be the captain of this club, it is a great responsibility but I think I have grown into a player who can take the pressure on his shoulders.”

The right-back has made 126 appearances for the club scoring 23 goals in that time. He has already hit six goals this season, as well as six assists.

Rangers beat Ayr United 6-1 to make the Scottish Cup quarter-finals