RANGERS may have made history on Saturday by clinching a seventh consecutive clean sheet of the season – but for skipper James Tavernier the shutouts must continue. 

The full-back made his 250th appearance in a light blue jersey on Saturday as Steven Gerrard’s outfit defeated Dundee United by four goals to nothing in a dominant display. 

Tavernier marked a special day for himself and the club with a goal as Rangers historically surpassed a top-flight clean sheet record set by Celtic way back in 1906. 

And with his team currently sitting proudly at the peak of the Scottish Premiership, the 28-year-old is hoping that the strong defensive displays continue moving forward. 

“I’m delighted to get on the scoresheet, but first and foremost delighted for the club and the players to reach the achievement of the clean sheets,” Tavernier told Herald and Times Sport. 

“To create that record was one of the first things that we said we wanted to come out and do. 

“There was a couple of moments where Dundee United had chances, but luckily they didn’t go into the back of the net and we are delighted to come away with that record. 

“Every player in the whole squad who has been requested to come up and play in the team, we’ve been absolutely tremendous. 

“From the front guys, back to the goalkeeper, we have known our roles, what to do, and we want it to continue. 

“We want the clean sheets, it obviously gives the foundations for our attacking players to go on and create chances and get goals. 

“We want this momentum to carry on, we obviously go into Gibraltar on Thursday and hopefully we can get another clean sheet.” 

Tavernier has showed some of his best form in Rangers’ colours in recent weeks and he puts his performances down to the positive feeling in camp. 

He continued: “I’m still growing, I’m still learning, and the coaches and the staff give me every backing that I need to fulfil my potential and be the best I can possibly be. 

“The boys out there help me to do that, with the squad that we’ve got, the players that we have now, we are a real good squad. 

“I’m really excited to see what the season will bring. It is credit to the whole team and the management staff for the way I’m playing.” 

Another man who is shining for Rangers this season is Ryan Kent. The former Liverpool winger once again found himself on the scoresheet on Saturday and he could have quite easily helped himself to another two at least. 

Hailing his teammate, Tavernier added: “He has been terrific from the get-go this season. Rightly he has won the player of the month, he’s been terrific for us, coming up with the goals. 

“That is one area where we wanted Kenty to get better at. He gets in the attacking positions and we want him to get on the scoresheet, getting assists and he is doing that now. 

“He has been a real asset for us, and I thought he could have maybe had a hattrick [against Dundee United], but I am just delighted for him, the way he is progressing and the way he is playing for us.”