James Tavernier Delighted WIth Important Three Points

CAPTAIN James Tavernier was delighted as Rangers came away from Pittodrie with another important three points this afternoon.

An Alfredo Morelos double saw Steven Gerrard’s men 2-0 ahead, before Aberdeen got a goal back through Matty Kennedy.

Although disappointed to concede, the Gers skipper was pleased they managed to get the job done.

Speaking to RangersTV after the match, he said: “We are delighted to come up here and get three points, we know it is a tough place to come.

“We are disappointed to have conceded but overall we got the job done and now we move on to Motherwell next week.

“Alfredo's starting to get his goals back and he has been working extremely hard on the training pitch and even during games when he's not been scoring. He has been working hard for the team so I am delighted to see him get two goals today.

“I thought Ryan Kent was tremendous, he was always a threat. I could say that about all the boys, Ianis as well. There were threats all over the place and we are probably slightly disappointed that we didn't get more goals but like I said three points and we move on.

“We knew with Aberdeen being down to 10 men that their chances would be limited but we have got to deal with the situation a lot better.

“These are the standards that we have set ourselves throughout the season.”

Rangers were awarded a penalty with Ryan Hedges shown a straight red for a challenge on Alfredo Morelos inside the box with 26 minutes on the clock.

Tavernier sent his spot-kick wide, but it didn’t affect the Gers skipper as he played a key part in the opening goal just five minutes later.

He continued: “I’m disappointed that I've put the penalty wide, I have sent him the wrong way as well so I'm more disappointed with that.

“I have got to keep working hard on them and keep practising them but you can't let it affect you in a game like this or in any game so you have just got to pick your head up and we carried on and got the job done.”

With the country in another lockdown, Tavernier hopes the victory can bring some enjoyment to fans.

He added: “Football is a massive part in a lot of people's lives and we are trying to do the best that we can as a club to nullify any cases coming into the building so we can perform for the fans and give them enjoyment.

“It is obviously a really hard time at the minute with all the cases and the people that are passing away but we have to really be disciplined as a club and give the fans what they want and try to entertain them.”

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