STEVEN GERRARD believes a new deal for James Tavernier is a show of ambition for Rangers after the Ibrox captain committed his future to the club for another three seasons.

Tavernier has been a mainstay of Gerrard's side since his appointment in 2018 and will lift the Premiership trophy when Rangers are crowned as champions next month.

The right-back has now signed a new deal until the summer of 2024 and boss Gerrard said: “I am delighted to secure the services of our captain on a new long-term deal.

"This shows the ambition of both James and the club as we continue to drive forward to fulfil our ambitions, both domestically and in Europe.

"James has been a consistent performer for me since I made the decision to hand him the captain’s armband in 2018.

“His leadership is obvious both on the field and in the dressing room as well. He commands respect but ensures he leads with action and not words.

“James can continue to improve, as I know he is hungry to become a better version of himself on a daily basis.”