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Tavernier targets 'perfect' end to the season as Rangers chase Celtic

The Rangers skipper says there's no room for error in the title race.

James Tavernier targets ‘perfect’ end to the season as Rangers chase Celtic SNS Group

Rangers captain James Tavernier admits they need a “perfect” run-in as the reigning cinch Premiership champions chase Celtic.

Giovanni Van Bronckhorst’s team have dropped 11 points in eight matches since the winter break and trail their rivals by three points.

Draws against Dundee United and Motherwell have proved costly in the past two matches and Rangers are looking for their first away league win of 2022 when they take on St Johnstone in Perth on Wednesday.

Tavernier said: “We’ve got 10 games left and they have to be perfect.

“That’s always our full focus. Before the Dundee (United) game our full focus was on 12 wins. We obviously didn’t want the slip-ups we have had in the past two games.

“We will learn from that and we don’t want that to come into our play in the 10 games in the rest of the season.”

Van Bronckhorst echoed his skipper’s thoughts.

“I think it’s quite clear now that we are coming into the end of the season with the last 10 games and they are all important,” the Ibrox boss said.

“We need to get three points in every game. We were very disappointed with the draw at the weekend but it’s a new challenge and we have to get three points.”