New Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton could move for Rangers right back James Tavernier in the summer according to the Nottingham Post.

The 25-year-old Bradford born full back has performed well for The Gers since being signed by Warburton for the club in summer 2015. The player was named in the Scottish Championship PFA Scotland Team of the Year in his first campaign with the club as Rangers won promotion back to the top flight.

With Forest boss Warburton already plotting his summer transfer strategy, it is believed that the Londoner would like to raid former club Rangers for the services of Tavernier. The defender is under contract at Ibrox until summer 2019 although the player could try to force a return to the English game to be reunited with Warburton.

Tavernier is a product of the Newcastle United academy system and the player went on to make 11 first team appearances for The Magpies. After enjoying loan spells at a whole host of clubs, the defender joined Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee in summer 2014. Tavernier played a bit part role for The Latics before being loaned out to Bristol City for the second half of the 2014/2015 campaign.

Rangers signed Tavernier shortly after Warburton was unveiled as the club’s new manager and the defender has gone on to make 85 appearances for The Gers and has scored 17 goals.


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