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Steven Gerrard gives future penalty verdict after Tavernier miss vs Aberdeen

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is backing James Tavernier to continue as the Gers penalty taker despite his miss in their 2-1 win over Aberdeen. During the first-half, Tavernier sent his spot-kick wide of the right post against Aberdeen.

The win over Derek McInnes’s side was Rangers’ 21 win of the season as they are currently unbeaten in the Scottish Premiership.

“It shows he’s human first and foremost,” said the Gers boss as per Scottish Sun. “He’s an excellent penalty taker for sure but he got that one wrong today.”

“But we will still support him and back him. I think when you’re a penalty taker, the reason you’re selected is that it can’t affect you whether it’s successful or not.

“If you score a goal you can’t let it go to your head, you have to focus on your job and James is a defender. And vice-versa if you miss one and get it wrong. You’ve got to continue doing your job for the team and I thought he did that.”

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