JAMES Tavernier declared “Life is good” after playing a significant role in Rangers 3-1 win over Ross County.

The full-back crossed for Alfredo Morelos’ opening goal in the Highlands as he linked up impressively with Daniel Candeias down the right in a dominating first period for the Gers.

Tavernier admits the Light Blues dipped below their expected standard in the second-half so he was pleased his side dug in to net two minutes from time to tie the game up.

Speaking to RangersTV Tavernier smiled:

“Yes I enjoyed that, three points when it is always tough to come up here. We have had tough games when we’ve come up here in the past.

“Life is good; I was delighted to get the assist. We started off really well but we knew we had to put the game to bed and we did feel our levels dropped in the second half.

“We showed the belief and character towards the end to get the third one in.

“Daniel and I are getting a great relationship; we are training together in that position so as the weeks go on we will only get better.

“The better we gel the more understanding we’ll have. The team as a whole is gelling all the time and we’re just going to get better and better.

“You can always expect a team to come out second-half, maybe the manager has had a word with them but we knew there was a big drop in performance levels compared to the first-half.

“It is one of those things we will look at after the international break and we will work hard at it.”

Pedro Caixinha players will now enjoy four days off with no games next weekend and that is bittersweet according to Tavernier.

He continued: “It is and it isn’t good to have a break over international week, you have the four days off and then you get absolutely blasted on the Friday when you come back.

“All the boys are looking forward to it and people are getting away to recharge the batteries.

“I feel sorry for the international boys who won’t get the time off. I’m having my time off though so I’m happy!”

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