Former Rangers forward Gordon Dalziel has criticised James Tavernier for his defensive frailties.
The Rangers defender is quite impressive going forward but he has been caught out at the back a few times this season.
Speaking to the media, the former Light Blues striker claimed: “As much as I like Tavernier… I like him going forward, the quality of balls he puts into the box, free-kicks, things like that are brilliant for Rangers. But defensively, when you watch him go one-on-one with a winger or a forward, he’s all over the place. He can’t defend, and if I was Celtic, I know where I would be going.”
Tavernier has been criticised a lot in the recent weeks and he will be determined to prove himself in a big game. It will be interesting to see if he can hold his own against Celtic.
Rangers are already under a lot of pressure in the title race and they cannot afford any more slip-ups right now. They will be desperate for a win against Celtic and the likes of Tavernier will have to deliver in order to achieve that result.