JAMES TAVERNIER hopes Rangers can replicate their stunning showing against Braga domestically after raising the bar in the Europa League.

Steven Gerrard's side continued their superb European record with a 1-0 victory in Portugal to ensure they will be in the hat for the last 16 draw on Friday.

Braga were favourites to progress despite losing the first leg at Ibrox last week but Ryan Kent netted the only goal of the game in the second half.

And captain Tavernier was delighted with a terrific showing as Rangers put their barren Premiership form behind them on the continent.

He said: “We listened to the gaffer and the staff and the tactics he wanted us to deploy. To a man we carried it out perfectly and got an incredible result.

“Even the subs who came on made a vital contribution. We are delighted to go through to the last 16 and we can’t wait for the draw.

“I think this is our best performance. They are the highest scoring team in the Europa League.

“They are the best team I have played against since I came to Rangers. They are so clever at using the ball and they have so many talented players.

“They are a terrific team who beat Wolves home and away earlier in the competition. That’s what makes it so satisfying. I’m just delighted we stopped them getting a goal tonight.

“I’m delighted and disappointed at the same time. I’m delighted at keeping a clean sheet against a team like this.

“But, we need to replicate that domestically. The signs are there and we proved we good we can be as a team.

"The signs are there we can show everyone how good we can be as a team and carry out the tactics.

"It’s just disappointing that the full performance has not been there domestically and it has cost us points. We just have to learn from it and move forward."