Int'l boss insists out of contract Rangers star still has big role to play
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Int'l boss expects plenty of interest in Rangers star amid Gers contract talks

Northern Ireland boss Ian Baraclough admits there will be plenty of managers interested in signing veteran Rangers midfielder Steven Davis if he doesn’t sign a new contract at Ibrox this summer

Davis is one of a number of Rangers players out of contract this summer and is due to hold talks over his Ibrox future amid links to St Mirren and Motherwell.

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Baraclough has named Davis in his squad for the upcoming Nations League fixtures and he believes the veteran can still play a huge role for club and country.

“I haven’t had conversations with Steven on his contract talks or whether he’s talking to other clubs,” he said [Belfast Live]

“But if he is fit and firing – and I think he’s in great shape – I see no reason why he can’t go and sign a new deal for Rangers and have a massive impact next season.

“There’ll be many managers, whether in the Championship in England or top leagues around Europe, who will be envious that Rangers have the chance to re-sign Steven.

“He is a top, top player and he shows his quality time and time again. For me, he still has a big part to play for both club and country.

Performances for Rangers in finals show Davis’ quality still there

Davis had a part to play in both the Europa League and Scottish Cup finals, and his international boss thinks that is a sign of how good the Rangers star is.

With four games in eleven days for Northern Ireland next month, Davis will get plenty of chance to get more minutes under his belt and add to his British cap record.

“Davo is still playing at a very high level and he showed it in those two finals,” added Baraclough.

“In the Europa League final he came on and steadied the ship. He also had a couple of chances and was unlucky with both efforts.

“He then started in the Scottish Cup final and was really the lynchpin for Rangers winning that trophy.

“I know he is looking forward to being part of the group and getting four games under his belt in some fashion.”

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