West Brom are not giving up on their pursuit of Rangers defender James Tavernier, according to the Daily Record.

The Baggies sent scouts to watch the right-back in action in Rangers’ Betfred Cup semi-final defeat to Aberdeen on Sunday at Hampden Park.

Darren Moore’s side saw two bids rejected for him in August but are likely to move for him again in the January transfer window.

West Brom are looking for potential signings who will bolster their squad ahead of a promotion push. They are currently 5th in the Championship.

James Tavernier is a player who has been linked with a move back to England regularly over the past year or so and Rangers will have to hold firm again with the Baggies on the prowl.

The 26-year-old started his career with spells at Leeds United and Farsley Celtic before he was snapped up by Newcastle United in 2008. He went onto play 11 times for their first-team as well as enjoying loan spells away from St James’ Park at Gateshead, Carlisle United, Sheffield Wednesday, MK Dons, Shrewsbury Town and Rotherham United.

Tavernier then left Newcastle on a permanent basis to join Wigan Athletic in 2014, however, he was loaned out to Bristol City in the January of his first season at the DW Stadium and then left them in the summer of 2015 to sign for Rangers.

He has been a key player for the Glasgow giants ever since, playing 160 games and scoring 34 goals in all competitions. However, a move down south is looking likely for Tavernier in the near future.


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