JAMES TAVERNIER says that Rangers are determined to take the hard work from the training ground in to tomorrow’s match.
The Gers defeated Hearts at Murrayfield last weekend with Graeme Murty as caretaker manager and the Light Blues right back says the team are wanting to win all three points against Partick Thistle tomorrow.
He said: “Murts has stepped in and done a really good job with the boys so far. It’s showed in the performance against Hearts that we are still strong together.
“We are going to push on and we want to get a result at Ibrox tomorrow.”
Tavernier was at the club the last time Murty took charge of first team affairs and says that the manager, the players and the fans are wanting to win at home against Alan Archibald’s team.
He continued: “We’re a good group of lads and we are all professionals and we know in this business that managers and players can go. It’s one of those that you just have to adapt to it and move on as quick as possible.”
“Every manager has their own players, so everyone is working hard for their starting eleven spot, like they have done all season.
“We are just going to continue to work hard on the training field and whoever does come in, it’s just down to us to work hard to keep our places.
“He’s got off to a great start with a win over Hearts and we need to get a good result again before the international break.
“We are the ones who are responsible and we need to go out onto the pitch and deliver the performance that we are required to.
“We are required to get the three points every single week. The fans want that and so do we, so it’s a case of getting the right tactics into place.
“He wants us to go out there and work our socks off and get those three points.”
Kenny Miller came back into the side last weekend and scored two goals and setting up Josh Windass for the third of the game and Tavernier spoke about how much of a positive influence he is within the squad.
He said: “Kenny has worked hard throughout this season and since I’ve been here. Every day he is working hard on the training pitch and he’s a good influence in the dressing room and on the pitch as well.
“He has fitted in straight away into the team, he knows how we play and he was rewarded by two goals and a great assist. It’s good to have him back and he’s a big player in our team.”
The Gers face Alan Archibald’s side for the third time this season, the first time at Ibrox and Tavernier says that the win against Hearts coupled with the support from the stands puts the team in a good place to grab a second win in a row under Murty.
He said: “It’s always going to be the same approach from us.
“We’ve got a good win behind us and we are at home, so that takes us in with a good advantage and we want three points.”