Rangers FC right-back James Tavernier has been a key figure for Steven Gerrard during the 2018-19 Premiership season.

Tavernier joined Rangers from Wigan in 2015 and this season the full-back has played in 39 games for the Gers – scoring 11 goals and providing 14 assists.

And this fine form from the 28-year-old has caught the attention of many big Premier League clubs.

James Tavernier was linked to a multi-million pound move to Southampton during the January transfer window but ultimately this deal did not go through.

But the right-back has claimed that he wishes to stay at Ibrox for the upcoming season.

“It’s always flattering to get linked with a Premier League club,” said the 27-year-old.

“I am just trying to keep my head down and work hard.

“Whenever there is a transfer window you’ve always got to be prepared. But I have committed my future here and looking to keep working for the team.

“I had a conversation with the gaffer and he wants me here,

“That’s all you want to hear as a player in any team.

“If the gaffer wants you and you feel welcome you will work as hard as possible to repay that faith. I’m here and want to work as hard as I can for the gaffer.

“It’s a competitive league and for me, that certainly isn’t the case. I love life up here and my family love life up here so I’m really comfortable.”

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