Ex-Rangers ace Josh Windass has mocked James Tavernier after the Ibrox captain rubbished reports about him being injured.

Rangers confirmed the stories were “fake news” on their Twitter account while Tavernier, 29, also hit back at the reports on Instagram.

He uploaded an image of himself training and used a few emojis in the caption to describe what he thought of the rumours.

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Sheffield Wednesday attacker Windass then responded, mocking Tavernier’s haircut.

He said: “Must [have] been your trim that was injured.”

One big joke

It’s weird how a story got out like that when it’s so clear that Tavernier isn’t injured.

The 29-year-old has played a lot of football this season so when we first saw reports of his setback, we were concerned.

In all competitions this term, the ex-Newcastle right-back has made 40 appearances, which is usually more than what a lot of players play in a whole campaign – and it’s the middle of February.

Nathan Patterson’s involvement in the latest COVID-19 protocol breach means that there’s very little back-up at right-back should Tavernier get injured.

While we don’t want to see a young player’s career go to waste, it’s hard to see a way back at Ibrox for Patterson, who killed off all the trust Steven Gerrard will have in him by attending a party at the weekend.

Ryan Jack is perhaps the only option to step in a right-back but he’s had his injury issues of his own and is so vital in the midfield.

Let’s pray that Tav doesn’t get injured any time soon because it would be a massive, massive blow for the Gers as they aim to see out the season in style.

In other Rangers news, Alfredo Morelos’ agent is fuming with a development at the SFA.

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