Steven Gerrard has confirmed James Tavernier will remain first choice RB for the foreseeable future despite Nathan Patterson’s progress, after announcing the captain as the best RB in Scotland.
The ex-Wigan man’s rasping stunning dipping pearler sealed this one for the Famous, but after the youngster’s emergence in recent months many fans have wondered if he would in any way usurp the captain.
But Gerrard, as always, remained loyal to Tavernier and confirmed he will remain in slot as well as proclaiming him the best in his position.
Now, this means quite a lot – Stevie has now clearly confirmed Tavernier will not be dumped for anyone, and he is also categorical that Tavernier is a superior player to Patterson at present.
He also announces Patterson will be Tavernier’s successor in time.
However, Patterson clearly isn’t going to sit with that – he will not tolerate a full season on the bench and Rangers may well lose the opportunity for him to be our RB in future.
But Gerrard is clear.
And that’s that.