JAMES TAVERNIER scored his eleventh goal of the season at the weekend but he was most delighted that the team continued it’s form from the Hibs game.

Tavernier scored the sixth goal of the game with a stunning long range strike which topped off a fine personal performance in which he also set up three goals.

That said, Tavernier was most happy with the way that the team kept momentum going after the win over Hibernian.

Speaking after the game he said: “We wanted to follow up from the Hibs game and put on the same display. We didn’t want our standards to drop.

“We went from playing in front of 50,000 to different surroundings but we kept the motivation up in training all week ahead of this game.

“It was a good performance and we have to be relentless when we play and try to score as many as we possibly can.

“It doesn’t matter what time it is in the game. If we’re 2-0 up we want to score more goals and it’s the same even if we’re 5-0 ahead.

“I was delighted we got the clean sheet. That’s what we really wanted. And then to set up three goals and score myself was a massive bonus. I thought I was going to stay on 10 goals for a while but I’m pleased it went into the back of the net.

“I’m also happy for Kenny getting the hat-trick and Andy Halliday getting his goal. It shows the boys are really enjoying their football again and there’s a good vibe in the dressing room.”

Watch James Tavernier’s goal against Dumbarton below:

Prior to the match against Hibs, the Gers had stuttered with a draw against Morton and a defeat to Falkirk, however a blistering performance against Alan Stubbs’ men signaled a return to form.

He continued, “It can be difficult when you’ve got two banks of four defending against you but we showed a lot of patience.

“Andy (Halliday) previously tried the ball he played for one of Kenny’s goals and it shows if you persevere then it eventually pays off.

“We were rewarded for our patience and it was a great performance from the boys. We’ve come into the New Year with a good approach.

“We feel the way we’re playing now is benefiting us a lot more and we just need to make sure we carry this on and not let the standards slip.”

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