Daily Record writer Mark Guidi thinks Rangers keeping Steven Davis is “great news” for the club.
The 37-year-old penned a new one-year contract extension at Ibrox earlier this week and will continue his second spell at the club having re-signed in 2019.
With 344 appearances to his name in a Rangers shirt, the Northern Ireland captain’s invaluable experience is apparent, and despite not always playing or being fit, his voice in the dressing room is sure to be telling.
Having received a UEFA Cup runners-up medal in 2008 at the Gers, Davis was introduced in the second half of the Europa League final defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt and scored an exquisite penalty in the shootout.
Guidi feels his knowhow and pedigree make him a tremendous asset to Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side.
Speaking on the Go Radio Football Show, he said:
“I think it’s great news for Rangers. I think he’s still got a big role to play, I think we could see with his performances – the Scottish Cup semi-final, Scottish Cup final, Europa League final, albeit he wasn’t starting many of those games, he was still very influential in the way he just allows things to tick over for Rangers.
“That’s one less headache for Giovanni van Bronckhorst in terms of getting Davis tied down.”
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With question marks still surrounding the future of veteran goalkeeper Allan McGregor, it is perhaps best that Van Bronckhorst at least keeps some of his seasoned pros.
Between Davis, McGregor and captain Connor Goldson, who recently committed his own future to the Gers, the trio have amassed over 1,000 matches between them in Glasgow, and considering the steady 6.76 average rating for the most recent campaign that Davis produced, he can still be a key cog in the wheel for Van Bronckhorst, as Guidi has suggested.