Rangers were involved in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Motherwell on Sunday but fans of Steven Gerrard’s side were not impressed by the result.
Already conceding four goals this season, a tally only better than St. Mirren, Dundee United and Motherwell, it is clear that Rangers have work to do defensively and some fans on social media identified one man for criticism.
James Tavernier endured a mixed display in Sunday’s draw, impressing going forward after providing an assist to Kyle Lafferty but struggling at the other end of the field – with his lack of concentration allowing Carl McHugh to have a free header at goal in the 18th minute to put Motherwell ahead.
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As a result, many fans took to social media to express their views on the 27-year-old’s performance and some have even called for Gerrard to sell the full-back before the transfer window slams shut on Friday.
Here, we have gathered some of the best reactions.
Tavernier will be marking the posts next week. Embarrassing marking from set pieces.
— . (@Footballstewart) August 26, 2018
Ovie Ejaria again outstanding. Morelos and Lafferty outstanding. Halliday and Jack did very well first half. So there’s positives there. But again al say it, James Tavernier is a terrible terrible defender.
— Billy (@Billy_Y11) August 26, 2018
If u watch both goals back tavernier ends up facing his own goal on both occasions . Someone want to tell me how that’s possible , no even side on a mean full body facing how own goal . Terrible defending
— Scott Williamson (@scottw_1) August 26, 2018
And that is why James Tavernier should be playing RW instead of RB
— Kevin Wakeham (@KWRFC1995) August 26, 2018
Said it time and time again, James Tavernier is not a defender #RangersFC
— Cameron (@camcrawford99) August 26, 2018
Said it for donkeys Tavernier is a liability at the back, you can get as many assists as you want but how many goals as he cost us since he has signed? Give Ryan Jack the armband ASAP!
— ?? (@DJC1872) August 27, 2018
Tavernier having an absolute disaster…
— Ross Hendrie (@rossph1) August 26, 2018
James Tavernier & Connor Goldson need to be subbed they are totally rubbish today get them sold no passion in our gers team today ?????????????????????????
— Gayle Steel (@steel_gayle) August 26, 2018
James Tavernier isn’t and never has been good enough defensively
— Nigel (@cunningni) August 26, 2018
That defending. Tavernier. Wow. So bad ???? #rangers
— Matt (@Mattys123) August 26, 2018
Woeful by Tavernier
— ? Gallus Pioneer ? (@Gallus__Pioneer) August 26, 2018