JAMES TAVERNIER praised Rangers’ resilience as they snatched a dramatic 90th-minute winner against Motherwell to go top of the Scottish Premiership.
Kenny Miller hit the goal which sent the Ibrox support into overdrive, and Tavernier, while admitting his side were well-below par, was thrilled with the manner in which the victory was secured.
He explained to RangersTV.tv: “It’s always great to win a game in that fashion. We knew it wasn’t the greatest from us but to play to the end knowing we were wearing them down and creating chances was great, and the place just erupted when the goal went in.
“It was a great relief to know we have the full points in the bag after the final whistle. It just shows the depth of the squad with the players who came on to add more energy.
“It showed the great resilience we have to be able to win in the 90th minute. The noise around the place was absolutely terrific and it was a great relief to get the three points and to be able to send the fans home happy – that’s the main thing.”
Rangers improved greatly after the interval after a very disappointing first half, and Tavernier put that down to a tighter defensive effort, while he also lauded goalkeeper Wes Foderingham for a sensational save which kept the Gers in the game at 1-0 down.
He added: “We said after the game that we definitely tied it down in the second half and we limited them getting into our half in the second half, while Wes pulled off a great save too.
“We didn’t give them as many shots, so credit to him, and credit to the back four for trying to stop them getting as much away in the second half.”