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Tavernier playing for Carlisle United in 2011
|Full name||James Henry Tavernier|
|Date of birth||31 October 1991|
|Place of birth||Bradford, England|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing position||Right Back|
|2011||→ Gateshead (loan)||13||(0)|
|2011||→ Carlisle United (loan)||16||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Sheffield Wednesday (loan)||6||(0)|
|2012||→ Milton Keynes Dons (loan)||7||(0)|
|2013||→ Shrewsbury Town (loan)||1||(0)|
|2013–2014||→ Rotherham United (loan)||27||(5)|
|2015||→ Bristol City (loan)||12||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11th October 2015.
- 1 Career
- 2 Career statistics
- 3 References
- 4 External links
Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, Tavernier joined the Leeds United youth system at the age of nine after being picked up from local club Farsley Celtic, where he played six seasons having played a season in goal before moving to a central midfield role.
In the 2010–11 season, he was given his first start in the 3–2 League Cup second round tie over Accrington Stanley in a team made up of youngsters and fringe players. He played in central defence and gave an impressive display. He made his Premier League debut for Newcastle as a substitute versus Reading.
On 7 January 2011, Tavernier joined Gateshead, along with Newcastle teammate Jóan Símun Edmundsson, on a 28-day loan. He made his Gateshead debut on 8 January, against Kidderminster Harriers. On 8 February 2011, Tavernier's loan deal at Gateshead was extended until 9 April. Gateshead manager Ian Bogie commented by saying Tavernier has a big future in the game. However, he was recalled by Newcastle on 24 March 2011 because of a suspension picked up by defensive cover player James Perch in a reserve team game. Tavernier appeared on the bench for Newcastle's 4–1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on 2 April 2011.
Carlisle United (Loan)
On 11 August 2011, Tavernier joined Carlisle United on an initial one-month loan that was extended to mid November. Just like the Gateshead manager, Carlisle manager Greg Abbott was equally impressed by Tavernier. Tavernier came back to Newcastle after a successful loan spell during which he made 17 appearances.
Sheffield Wednesday (Loan)
Milton Keynes Dons (Loan)
On 31 January 2012, Tavernier joined Milton Keynes Dons on loan until the end of the season. His loan spell was cut short after he was recalled by Newcastle due to injuries to first team defenders.
Shrewsbury Town (Loan)
Rotherham United (Loan)
Tavernier joined Rotherham United on 28 November 2013 on a short-term emergency loan deal. Tavernier won promotion to The Championship with Rotherham United, beating Leyton Orient on penalties in the League One play-off final at Wembley Stadium.
Bristol City (loan)
Tavernier signed for Bristol City on loan on 15 January 2015.
On 20 July 2015 Tavernier signed a three year contract with Scottish Championship club Rangers for £200,000 along with Wigan teammate Martyn Waghorn who also signed a three year deal for the same fee. He scored his first competitive goal on his debut from a free kick in a 6-2 win over Hibernian in the first round of the Scottish Challenge Cup on the 25th July. He scored his second goal for the club in a 3-0 win over Peterhead in the Scottish League Cup on the 2nd of August. He also scored his first league goal for the Ibrox club in a 5-1 win over Alloa Athletic on 16 August 2015.
Tavernier scored again for Rangers from an edge of the box free kick against Hibernian on the 23rd August. This proved to be a vital goal for Rangers as it sent them to the top of the Championship. On the 15th of September 2015, Tavernier was awarded Ladbrokes Championship Player of the Month for August due to his consistently strong performances over the month. Rangers manager Mark Warburton also received the Manager of the Month award. He scored another free kick against Alloa Athletic on the 7th of November. 
- As of 11 October 2015
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[a]||Total|
|Gateshead (loan)||2010–11||Conference Premier||13||0||0||0||0||0||5||0||18||0|
|Carlisle United (loan)||2011–12||League One||16||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||17||0|
|Sheffield Wednesday (loan)||2011–12||League One||6||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||8||0|
|Milton Keynes Dons (loan)||2011–12||League One||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||7||0|
|Shrewsbury Town (loan)||2013–14||League One||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||2||0|
|Rotherham United (loan)||2013–14||League One||27||5||0||0||0||0||1||0||28||5|
|Bristol City||2014-15||League One||12||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||13||3|
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