STEVEN GERRARD reckons James Tavernier made the most of his chance to reflect and regroup during lockdown.

The Rangers captain has been in fine form so far this term and netted his fourth goal in five games during the win over Willem II in midweek.

Tavernier came under criticism from Gers supporters at various times last season as he missed a couple of spot kicks and made costly mistakes.

Gerrard said: "During the Coronavirus break and lockdown all the players had a chance to analyse the seasons they had from an individual point of view as well as collectively.

"We all had a chance to reflect and we had many chats and Zooms to really regroup and refocus on our targets for this year and what I needed from them from an individual point of view. One thing is for sure, Tav has come back in a good place.

"I think game to game he is looking really strong an he has got those numbers back in his game which is great to see.

"It’s a fantastic penalty, again he shows the courage and character to step up at an important time in the game.

"He is prepared to put himself out there which, as a manager, is what you want your players to be like.

"None of those questions came from inside, that’s all that’s important to me."