Steven Gerrard has reassured two of his 11-in-a-row flops that he wants to build his team around them.
James Tavenrnier and Josh Windass have failed Mark Warburton, Pedro Caixinha and Graeme Murty as Sevco have gone on an 11 match run without a win over Celtic.
Most Ibrox fans would love to see 90% of the current squad wiped out but with lucrative contracts in place Gerrard will have to try and get the best out of the players he inherits.
Tavernier wore the armband of dignity into three successive defeats from Celtic at Ibrox, Hampden and Celtic Park but with a contract extension recently signed he’ll be leading from the front again next season.
The Record reports
Steven Gerrard has begun his Rangers reign by ring-fencing Josh Windass and James Tavernier from any potential summer clear out.
Record Sport understands the new Ibrox boss has made it clear he wants both players to be a part of his plans for the new season and has told director of football Mark Allen not to encourage bids for either of them over the summer.
Sevco have still to deliver on any of Gerrard’s transfer targets with the under-qualified coach expected to spend most of the coming week in France.
As well as the failure to bring in new faces Director of Football has still to move on any of Caixinha’s signings with Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera both having contracts worth close to £30,000/week running until June 2020.