By Pranav Shahaney

28th Oct, 2021 | 3:10pm

Rangers Super Fans want James Tavernier dropped from XI

This is part of a regular series from our panel of Rangers Super Fans. Each week, our Super Fans will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around Ibrox. You can join in the discussion on our Rangers Insider Facebook page

Rangers captain James Tavernier had a mixed bag in Wednesday night’s 2-2 draw against Aberdeen.

The hosts were on the cusp of an upset and got off to the worst possible start, conceding two early goals.

Of those strikes, Tavernier was at fault for one, when he lost Scott Brown at a corner to allow him to double Aberdeen’s lead.

However, as the game progressed, Tavernier’s impact on it grew and he capped it off with a penalty strike to ensure that the Gers did not get humbled in front of their home fans.

Despite his late goal, the Ibrox Super Fans were left fuming with his overall performance and are calling for Steven Gerrard to drop him.

Young right-back Nathan Patterson has shown plenty of promise and they want him to be given a run of games at right-back.

Here’s what they said:

Big decision

Gerrard could risk unsettling the dressing room should he drop Tavernier, but it could also send a message to everyone that nobody’s place in the team is guaranteed.

This season, a lot of the Gers players have left complacency kick in, and eventually, the blame falls on the manager to get things right.

Thus far, he’s managed to deal with Tavernier’s defensive weaknesses, but there’s only so much he can tolerate.

Patterson, who has been linked with an exit, might as well leave in January if Gerrard does not give him game time.

Tavernier’s probably got another year or two left at the top while Patterson’s got his entire career ahead of him.

If we were Gerrard, we would move Tavernier further up the pitch and take away his major defensive responsibilities.

The time has now arrived for Patterson to shine.

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