DAVID WEIR reckons Rangers captain James Tavernier has all the attributes required to impress in the Premier League.

The right-back has become one of the most valuable assets in the Ibrox squad since he moved from Wigan during Weir’s first season alongside Mark Warburton.

Boss Steven Gerrard would be reluctant to lose his skipper this summer but Weir has no doubt Tavernier could hold his own down south if he decided to move on.

He said: “Undoubtedly he could do and play down in England. James is athletic and his final product is class.

“He’s done it consistently. He doesn’t miss games or training sessions. He’s been captain at Rangers now for over a year so he’s got great quality and is a great person as well.

“Undoubtedly he could go and play. He’s a big asset. He’s handled playing for Rangers when it’s been difficult at times.

“He’s come through all the criticism which you always get. He’s handled it and has kept playing. He keeps getting on the pitch, affecting the games ad doing good things.

“A lot of people will be looking at him undoubtedly. He’s got great quality and he plays the games which is a massive thing.

“I was happy for him [to be made captain last summer] but disappointed for Lee Wallace obviously. I’m sure James would agree with that.

“The Rangers captaincy is a serious thing, something that comes with a lot of responsibility.

“I think James has handled it really well as I think Lee did before him. It’s as difficult one but I was happy for him.”