By Sam Stone

18th Mar, 2023 | 3:20pm

Ally McCoist slams 'poor' James Tavernier after what he did in of Rangers Scottish Premiership clash v Motherwell

Ally McCoist has slammed James Tavernier after the Rangers captain produced a “poor” moment during the Scottish Premiership clash against Motherwell.

Kevin van Veen’s early strike gave the home side the lead before Tavernier levelled up with a free kick in the 23rd minute, as the Bears went on to smash the home side.

However, McCoist was less than impressed with a cross from 31-year-old which sailed aimlessly over Motherwell keeper Liam Kelly after a very slow start.

“That’s a poor delivery. I was slightly critical of Yilmaz but that from Tavernier isn’t troubling anybody,” said McCoist (Sky Sports commentary, 12:40 pm, 18 March).


These slow starts are really starting to become a constant feature and Beale has to work out a way of getting his side to start better. Against Celtic, poor starts will be fatal. Luckily for the Light Blues, Tavernier’s free-kick made up for what was a largely disappointing display during the first period at Fir Park.

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It’s clear Rangers are still a massive work in progress under their new boss. They look slightly disjointed and less fluent than Beale would like. It’s been said a number of times, but this summer’s transfer window is absolutely vital for the club’s fortunes going forward.

There are a number of players out of contract at Ibrox and that could allow for the Light Blues boss to complete major surgery on his squad.

The early signs are promising with Todd Cantwell and Nicolas Raskin arriving at the club. Let’s hope a number of similar quality players are signed during the off-season.

In other Rangers news, a pundit with insider information at Ibrox has shared one condition that will make Douglas Park leave the club.