By Mike Slater

28th May, 2022 | 12:10pm

Michael Stewart stunned by Rangers star James Tavernier in BBC Sportscene special

Michael Stewart has singled out Rangers captain James Tavernier after yet another mind-blowing season in all competitions in a BBC special.

The defender has been labelled as “pivotal” and his goal against St Johnstone earlier in the season was picked out as one of his best as his dipping strike beat Zander Clark.

Tavernier also finished the season as the top scorer in the Europa League, a truly amazing achievement for a right-back, although no one in Glasgow was surprised.

Speaking live on a BBC Sportscene special on Friday evening [27 May], Stewart singled out the skipper for big praise after watching yet another of his goals.

“That goal at St Johnstone, McDiarmid Park,” he said. “Where he drifts in off the line, curling strike – it was a fantastic, fantastic goal.”

“He’s been a real pivotal player for Rangers, and this season, it’s been no different really.”


This was just one clip out of the huge showreel that Tavernier boasts.

We cannot think of another right-back who has posted the numbers that our skipper has in recent years, doing it with ease in every competition he plays in.

Many outsiders would bring up the boring argument that he is doing it in Scotland, but where is that excuse when he is doing it weekly against some of Europe’s best.

Tavernier floored Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig and Braga – so there is all the proof that those doubters need.

Stewart picked out a great goal too, with the dip, power and curl on show at McDiarmid Park that afternoon simply unstoppable, no matter the keeper.

With the likes of Connor Goldson expected to leave this summer, there will be big pressure on the shoulders of Tavernier, and hopefully, he can step up to yet another level.

Bring it on.

In other Rangers news, One 25-year-old could now be deemed as surplus to requirements at Ibrox this season