JAMES TAVERNIER has vowed that Rangers' historic 55th title is 'only the beginning' after he committed his future to Ibrox until the summer of 2024.

The right-back has been an integral part of Steven Gerrard's squad once again this term and his influence on and off the park has been crucial in helping Rangers clinch their first league crown in a decade.

Tavernier was forced to watch on from the stands as Rangers beat St Mirren at Ibrox last month before their status as champions was confirmed the following day as Celtic were held by Dundee United.

HeraldScotland: James Tavernier

But he is set to return to action before the end of the campaign as Gerrard's side also set their sights on the Scottish Cup as they attempt to complete a memorable double this term.

Gerrard has already been given significant boosts ahead of next season after Allan McGregor and Steven Davis both put pen-to-paper on new deals in recent days.

And Tavernier is determined to add more silverware to his tally after agreeing an extension to his contract that will keep him at Ibrox for another three seasons.

Tavernier said: "I am delighted to extend my contract at this magnificent club.

"As soon as I arrived six years ago, I soon realised how massive this club is.

“It isn’t a club really - it’s an institution. To captain Rangers to our historic 55th title is a memory I will hold forever.

"It is a privilege and an honour to pull on the famous royal blue, and adding the captain’s armband makes it even more special.

HeraldScotland: Rangers' James Tavernier celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Scottish Premiership match at the Global Energy Stadium

“As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, I am mindful that there is much more work to be done to ensure we uphold the values of Rangers.

"I will continue to strive to be better as a player, captain and make sure we continue to set the standard higher than before. 55 wasn’t the end of the journey, it was only the beginning.”