RANGERS are incredibly on the brink of European glory, and a Bradford footballer is leading from the front with an extraordinary statistic.

Long-serving captain and right-back James Tavernier was born in Bradford and he opened the scoring last night in the Gers' Europa League semi-final second leg against RB Leipzig at Ibrox.

Further goals from Glen Kamara and John Lundstram helped secure Rangers a 3-1 win, and with it, a famous 3-2 aggregate victory to take them into the final, where they will face Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville on Wednesday, May 18.

Tavernier is now, incredibly, the outright top scorer in this season's Europa League proper with seven goals, despite being a full-back.

His seven goals are also the most ever by a Rangers player in a single season in a major European competition, excluding qualifiers.

Tavernier led Rangers to the league title last season, and though great rivals Celtic look set to reclaim that crown this term, the Bradford man and his team-mates are now just one win away from a surely even bigger triumph.