JAMES TAVERNIER is looking for "payback" today when his Rangers side face Hibernian at Ibrox.

The Leith side left Govan earlier in the season with a deserved 3-2 win on a day when nothing went right for the men wearing blue.

These two sides have become more than familiar with one another in recent years and so this match could well be one of the highlights of the season.

However, Tavernier is only interested in one thing.

The Rangers defender said: "You always look forward to playing Hibs - it’s always a good game and one the fans want to watch and they want to see us winning.

“They’re up near the top of the league and they’ve got good players so it will be a good contest and the last time we played them at home it wasn’t the result we wanted.

“You could say this is a chance for a bit of payback. We don’t like losing, particularly at home, and we know we’re a better team.

“We want to prove a point. We’re in a very different place, the gaffer and the people working upstairs have brought some great new additions to the team."

Rangers are in a different place right now.

They are far from perfect, but under Graeme Murty they are at least moving in the right direction.

Tavernier said: "There’s a lot of quality added and we’ve got a massive squad so it’s great for competition both in training and on the field.

“I feel the squad is better than when we started the season. The manager has added some great characters and professionals and they are his signings so this is his team and we’ve only shown glimpses of what we can do.

“There’s a more British look to the team but it’s up to the club where they want to bring the players from - I’m happy to play with anyone as long as they’re a high standard and have a winning mentality."

Tavernier has arguably been Rangers' best player this season and the good news for the club is that he's open to extending his time in Glasgow.

Asked if any contract talks had taken place, Tavernier said: "Not that I know of. That’s down to the people above me, the gaffer, my agent. I’d love to stay and I’ll see what happens.

“We have a bit of banter over who is the longest serving. It’s changed a lot with different managers coming in but I’m delighted to be here. I’m growing as a player here and want to stay."