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Rangers have the know-how for title says Tavernier

By Andy Newport

Published 12/12/2015

Rangers right back James Tavernier
Rangers right back James Tavernier

James Tavernier reckons Rangers have got the title-winning know-how that will see off promotion rivals Hibernian. The right-back claims the Gers squad is packed with players who know what it is like to win trophies.

Team-mates such as Kenny Miller and Danny Wilson have both won top-flight championships with Rangers in the past while the likes of Lee Wallace, Dean Shiels and Nicky Law have collected winners' medals on the club's journey back through the divisions.

And the former Wigan man believes that will prove to be the difference between his side and their Easter Road rivals as they prepare for a crucial second half to the campaign.

Tavernier, whose side will hope to maintain their three-point advantage at the top of the table by beating Morton at Ibrox today, said: "I won the league with Bristol City when I was on loan there and I won a play-off final at Rotherham so I'm quite used to the big occasions.

"I'm sure our lads have got plenty of experience themselves having played with different clubs and gone for titles. They will all want to see an end product after they way we started the season."

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs has managed to get under the skin of his Ibrox counterpart Mark Warburton a couple of times this season with his targeted barbs.

But Tavernier refused to bite on Stubbs claim earlier this week that Gers were feeling the pressure being applied by the Leith team's 15-match unbeaten run.

Gers remain three points clear at the top of the table and with a crucial head-to-head at Ibrox approaching on December 28, he laughed off Stubbs' mind games.

"We're not feeling the pressure one bit," said the 24-year-old. "I'm literally only thinking about Morton and I don't really even look at the league."

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