James Tavernier: Rangers full-back extends contract until 2019

James Tavernier (left) celebrates scoring for Rangers in their opening League Cup match at Motherwell
Tavernier celebrates scoring Rangers' opening goal of the season in their League Cup match at Motherwell

Rangers full-back James Tavernier has signed a new one-year contract extension, committing him to Ibrox until the summer of 2019.

The 24-year-old scored 15 goals in his first season in Glasgow after arriving from Wigan last summer.

He broke the record held by club legend John Greig for most goals scored by a defender in a single season.

"Delighted to sign a new contract at @RangersFC I love this club!" Tavernier tweeted after agreeing his new deal.

Tavernier follows goalkeeper Wes Foderingham and centre-back Rob Kiernan in signing fresh terms in recent days.

The club have also signed nine new players - Joey Barton, Matt Crooks, Joe Dodoo, Matt Gilks, Clint Hill, Lee Hodson, Niko Kranjcar, Jordan Rossiter and Josh Windass - as they prepare for their first season back in the Premiership.

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