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Rangers: Van Bronckhorst must unleash Tavernier against Hearts

Rangers take on Hearts on Sunday in a testing for the visitors at Tynecastle, with the home side enjoying a strong season so far.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side is currently sit nine points clear of the Jam Tarts in the Premiership and will be looking to extend that gap to double figures in what promises to be a tight game.

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Rangers captain James Tavernier was dropped in the Europa League game against Lyon on Thursday, but fans will surely be keen to see him return to the side this weekend. Van Bronckhorst’s 100% win record since taking over was lost in midweek, but he will be hoping to come back from that result and get back to winning ways this weekend and continue their unbeaten run.

Former Rangers boss Steven Gerrard was effusive in his praise of the 30-year-old in the past, saying: “Tav is a huge player. He doesn’t get the credit he deserves I don’t think from our own supporters or the credit he deserves from outside. I think Tav is someone who, when he goes through the gears, is unstoppable.”

As quoted by The Glasgow Evening Times, Van Bronckhorst has also heaped praise on the Rangers captain, saying: “He is very influential as a captain and in the way Rangers play.”
It is really important in these top-of-the-table clashes to field your most influential and experienced players who will help to lead and control the game throughout, keeping players focused, which Tavernier is more than capable of doing for his team.

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The 30-year-old has scored 68 goals and bagged 103 assists in his time with the Scottish giants, as well as being integral in Rangers’ invincible 2020/21 Premiership season with 12 goals and 11 assists leading the side to their first top-flight title in a decade, which is a pretty impressive return for a right-back.
Van Bronckhorst must utilise and nurture Tavernier’s talents with Rangers, starting by bringing him back into the team on Sunday against Hearts.
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