JAMES Tavernier says Rangers emphatic win over Kilmarnock was the perfect birthday present.

The right-back turned 25 on Monday and thinks the Gers were back to their best and enjoying it as they cruised past Lee Clark’s side.

He believes the victory was the kind of performance which had been missing in recent weeks for the Light Blues who now travel to Ross County hoping to continue with a winning streak.

Speaking to Rangers TV, Tavernier said: “It was disappointing dropping points through the week and we knew we had to get three points on the board.

“I thought the performance on Saturday was one of the best we’ve had this season. It was a good win and a good birthday weekend for me.

“The boys didn’t get me a cake, normally in the footballing world it’s always the person whose birthday it is who has to bring cakes in for everyone else but we haven’t done that in here.

“I have plenty of chocolate cake at home though so I might have to bring in some to share.

“That was the kind of performance which has been missing, everybody wanted to get on the ball and I think the fans really enjoyed how we played and the boys did too.

“I certainly enjoyed it and I think that showed in our performance, Kilmarnock couldn’t get close to us and I think it could have been a lot more if we had put some more chances in the back of the net.

“I’m not sure exactly what changed from Wednesday to Saturday but it was just a case of everybody wanting to get on the ball and a nice formation of players who went into different positions and moved the ball well. When the chances came we did finish some of them.”

Tavernier sat out Rangers draw with St Johnstone last week but won his place back in time for the weekend.

He has played with a number of different combinations down the right this season, including Martyn Waghorn, Joe Dodoo and Harry Forrester but Michael O’Halloran is the latest.

Tavernier explained:

“A lot of the time I have had Waggy playing in front of me or Harry and even they are two very different types of players.

“Michael again is definitely a different type of player and he likes to get at full-backs and he has had a great chance to prove that in the last couple of games he has been playing and he has been playing really well recently.”

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