James Tavernier has been branded a Rangers "legend" after his recent exploits.

This is according to former Ibrox defender Alan Hutton who insists that the Light Blues captain is the club's best modern day signing.

Tavernier recently scored a double as Rangers went top of the league against St Johnstone.

And Hutton feels the Englishman's mentality has been a key to his success.

Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “I think Tavernier has to be a Rangers legend for me. When you see the money that his move from Wigan cost – it was next to nothing.

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"He’s been there through thick and thin. Tavernier was in the lower leagues with them and come back up.

"His goals and assists – he’s so robust and very rarely injured. He’s won all the domestic trophies now too, so I think you have to put him in that bracket now.

"It’s been an outstanding buy for Rangers and his goals this season and brace against St Johnstone prove it.

“In terms of value for money in their modern history, no one’s done what he has. He’s taken a lot of stick over the years but he always takes in on the chin.

"It shows you the type of guy that he is.”