Date: 7th May 2021 at 6:40pm
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Former Northern Ireland Lawrie Sanchez has been sharing his praise for Rangers Steven Davis.

Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Sanchez had this to say about Davis, who signed a new one-year deal at Ibrox back in March.

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He said: “He’s your eight-out-of-10 professional. He looks after himself, he sees the big picture, he understands how to extend his career.

“He’s proved at Southampton, Rangers and with Northern Ireland what a great player he is, he set a record number of caps of any home player. He’s avoided most of his career. He’s consistently good, and he’s a good pro, an excellent pro – one that all managers want in the team.

“Certainly, in Scotland, he can cope with that level, so it doesn’t surprise me that Steven Gerrard gave him another new contract. He gives you everything that a modern professional should do.”

Rangers originally signed Davis on a loan deal from Premier club Fulham back in January 2008. In the following summer transfer window, Rangers signed him on a permanent deal for a fee of £3.42 million.

In the 2012 summer transfer window, Rangers sold Davis to Southampton for a fee of £900k before returning on a loan deal in the 2019 January transfer window before ultimately returning to Ibrox on a free transfer in the following summer window.

The 36-year-old, who is currently valued at £900k, has made 308 appearances for the Gers in which he has managed to score 24 goals and provide 69 assists in the process (per Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Lawrie Sanchez’s comments on Davis…

So far this season, Davis has made 47 appearances for Steven Gerrard’s side across all competitions.

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Given how familiar Davis is with the club and the fact that he has managed to earn himself a respectable overall season rating of 6.99/10 for his performances in the SPFL in this campaign, it’s understandable why the club offered the midfield man a one-year contract, in our view.

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