JAMES TAVERNIER is delighted to have committed his future to the club and says this is best moment so far as a Gers player.
The full back joined the club in 2015 and says that he is now over the moon to know that his future is at the Light Blues.
Speaking exclusively to RangersTV, Tavernier said: “Signing this new contract would have to be my best moment at the club so far and knowing I will be here for another three and a half years.
“It is something I have really worked hard for, it is something I really want to do and I want to win these trophies that I keep on talking about. It is something I’ll be working hard to achieve.”
Englishman Tavernier has developed a strong bond with both the city of Glasgow and the Rangers support from his three years in Scotland so far and says that he can’t wait to keep wearing the Gers jersey.
He added: “I’m so comfortable living in Glasgow and my family are, and it’s a great feeling to walk out into Ibrox on a match day with all the fans behind you singing.
“It’s a place I’ve not wanted to leave. I love being here and I love wearing the shirt. I just want to win stuff now.”
Tavernier has committed to the club until 2021 and he explained that he was happy to agree his new contract.
He continued: “I’m delighted. It’s been a good season so far and to get the conversations going with Mark and the gaffer it’s obviously great to get it over the line.
“It was obviously just down to the club at the end of the day. I was comfortable and I knew I had 18 months left. I was playing well and I think it was maybe just a reward for the performances that I’ve been giving.”
Tavernier now feels right at home in Glasgow and at Rangers, so much so that his daughter has started to pick up the local accent!
He explained: “My daughter is picking up words and speaking a bit Scottish. She’s got some words she comes out with.
“I try to tell her not to say it but she’s coming out with it now, it’s one of those things I’ve got to get used to.
“I knew deep down I wanted to stay here for longer because I did say I’ve got unfinished business, which I do, so I just need to accept that from her!”