‘Well Said Gaffer’ ‘No Point Crucifying The Guy’ Fans On Twitter React As Gerrard Makes Statement On Rangers Captaincy

‘Well Said Gaffer’ ‘No Point Crucifying The Guy’ Fans On Twitter React As Gerrard Makes Statement On Rangers Captaincy

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has said he will continue to keep faith with James Tavernier as the club’s captain despite the defender’s poor performance against Young Boys on Thursday.

The 27-year-old made mistakes for both goals in the 2-1 defeat, but speaking at his pre-match conference yesterday, Gerrard came to the defence of his player:

“James is the captain of this team for a reason. He is maturing, he is big enough to handle the criticism that comes his way. That’s one thing you are looking for in your captain.”


“Football is not just about highs and praise and everyone telling you how great you are. It’s about recovering from setbacks, being able to handle the tough times as well as the good times.”

Some fans on Twitter were backing Gerrard’s stance on Tavernier:

While a few supporters think the fullback should have taken more responsibility for his errors:

It would have been good if Tavernier had fronted up more following the mistakes but the manager will know better than anyone what the defender brings to the role as captain.

He certainly doesn’t shirk responsibility when it comes to penalties. Despite missing two this season, he was prepared to stay on them and he then slotted two away against Aberdeen.

It would not be surprising if he puts in an excellent display when Rangers face Hamilton tomorrow afternoon.

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