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James Tavernier demands Rangers response after Old Firm humbling

The Rangers captain says the Ajax match is an opportunity to bounce back.

James Tavernier demands Rangers response after Old Firm humbling SNS Group

James Tavernier is desperate for Rangers to make up for Saturday’s trouncing by Celtic when they take on Ajax in their Champions League Group A opener on Wednesday.

The Gers were thumped 4-0 by their Old Firm rivals at Parkhead to leave them trailing by five points after only six cinch Premiership fixtures and looking to rebuild confidence ahead of their trip to the Netherlands.

The Light Blues skipper wants an immediate rebound in Amsterdam.

He said: “Obviously we were disappointed with the weekend and what happened.

“We’ve all had meetings on it and had a look back on the game and how we played.

“But the good thing about European football is you have a midweek game and (the chance to) really bounce back to the performances you want to do, to rectify things.

“From the first whistle we’ll be trying to put the performance in that deserves credit for the team and put the performance in for the fans.

“As a squad, win, draw, lose, we all look back on how we can improve. As a squad we openly speak, and the staff and the boss put the points across.

“It’s something we always go through no matter what the scoreline and we know it’s something we need to put right.

“When we drop below that bar we speak to one another. It’s something that we will demand from each and every single one in that changing room, that our standards are high and we put in the performance that the boss wants and that we all want.”