JAMES TAVERNIER has won the SPFL Goal of the Season award for his stunning strike against Peterhead in the Petrofac Training Cup Final at Hampden.

The Gers right-back scored so many several memorable goals in 2015/16, but his sweet volley against the Blue Toon on April 10 has been picked as the best of the lot.

With his side 1-0 up and 40 minutes on the clock, Kenny Miller teed up his team-mate with a clever flicked pass and Tav did the rest, firing an unstoppable shot into the top corner of Graeme Smith’s net from 25 yards.

After the game, which finished 4-0, the Peterhead goalkeeper joked: “I nearly caught it on the way out!

“It was such a sweet hit and he’s been doing that a lot this season from dead ball situations.

“He’s a great striker of the ball, which is unusual for a right-back, but he’s more like a right winger.”

Tavernier himself said: “That has to be the best goal of my career.

“Obviously the Hibs goal meant a lot and that was a big highlight, but to score this one the way I did was right up there.

“I would say Hibs and my Petrofac goal were my best two and then for number three there would be a few contenders.”

The goal against Peterhead, which was also selected as Rangers’ Goal of the Season, was the 14th of the 24-year-old’s impressive debut campaign at Ibrox and it was later chosen as the SPFL Goal of the Month for April.

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