James Henry Tavernier (born 31 October 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Scottish Premiership club Rangers.
He began his professional career at Newcastle United, spending most of his tenure on loans at six lower teams, including Rotherham United where he won the League One play-offs. In 2014, he signed for Wigan Athletic, where he admitted that he struggled. He spent the second half of his only Wigan season on loan at Bristol City, playing more consistently as they won League One.
Tavernier signed for Rangers in 2015, winning a double in his first season. He scored the goal that won Rangers the Scottish Championship, and was man of the match as they won the Scottish Challenge Cup, scoring a long-range volley in the final.Close