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Tavernier’s trophy chase

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James Tavernier wants to finish the season as a treble winner.

The deluded full-back was a key member of the 2016 Petrofac Cup winning side and has set his heart on bringing more glory to Ibrox.

Last season’s complete failure was a crushing blow to Tavernier but after beating Hamilton 4-1 on Friday the former Wigan defender believes that more silverware is round the corner.

Speaking to the Evening Times with liberal mentions of the club’s ‘history’ Tav said: “There is only one reason why you move to a club of this size and that is trophies.

You walk past the Trophy Room and see the history this club has and you want to win as well. There is nothing worse than going through the whole season and you win nothing.

It is definitely an aim to win trophies and we have got to put in a really good performance against Motherwell (in the League Cup semi final) to take that next step.

It is only when you start playing here and you look around that you understand the history and it all comes together.

You have had some great days here, with the likes of Gazza and Laudrup, and we want to be a team that starts to bring silverware back to Ibrox.”

Gazza and Laudrup were brought to Ibrox thanks to the generosity of Gavin Masterton at the Bank of Scotland and his special relationship with Dave Murray.

When Halifax brought that arrangement to a halt Murray turned to tax avoidance to bring trophies to Ibrox with disastrous consequences.

With the shadow of the big tax case hanging over the club Murray sold out to Craig Whyte for £1 with the club entering liquidation 12 months later after Her Majesty rejected a CVA.

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