Ally McCoist wants one more year for Rangers veteran after Hampden cup win
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Ally McCoist wants one more year for Rangers veteran after Hampden cup win

Rangers icon Ally McCoist thinks Gers boss Gio van Bronckhorst should hand veteran midfielder Steven Davis another contract this summer and keep him at Ibrox for another year.

Davis is out of contract this summer but is set for talks with the club over his future and whether or not there is a place for him in Gio’s plans for next season.

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McCoist made no secret of how much he thinks of the Northern Irishman as he insisted he can still make a big contribution after the summer for the Light Blues.

“I would keep him for another year, for sure,” McCoist said on Premier Sports.

“It’s not about age, it’s about whether you can make a contribution, and he certainly can.

“His fitness levels look great and he is still an excellent footballer.”

For his part, Davis admitted he wasn’t really sure how things stood after a busy, emotional week with the Europa League final and the funeral of Jimmy Bell in the last few days.

“To be honest, I really don’t know. We just said we would speak afterwards,” Davis said.

“It’s been such an emotional week, obviously with the European final. This doesn’t make up for it because it was a real, good opportunity for us, but we are delighted to win this.

“And obviously it was Jimmy Bell’s funeral on Friday, so it has been a really emotional week.

“I’m delighted we could finish on a high and we will sit down I’m sure over the next week and see where everything sits.”

Keeping Davis for one more year would make sense amid expected Rangers upheaval

With a number of experienced stars likely to leave Rangers this summer, keeping Davis around one more year seems like a good idea.

The veteran midfielder isn’t going to start every game but he is a fantastic option to have round the squad or to come off the bench.

If a deal can be agreed that works for both sides, then it wouldn’t be a surprise if Davis stays this summer – but if he does, then next season will surely be his last.

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