In the fallout from last night’s disappointing defeat in Vienna, exciting transfer news emerged.

Reports suggest Steven Davis is a top January target for Rangers. The club captain was outcast first by Mark Hughes and most recently by new boss, Ralph Hasenhuttl.

The new Southampton manager excluded Davis from his first match day squad. (photo by Nathan Munkley/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Despite the rumours, neither Davis nor anyone close to him has expressly stated a desire to return.

All that changed last night. Gareth McAuley knows Davis well and says the playmaker would be very interested in a move.

“I know he’s frustrated at not playing football”, McAuley explained.

International teammates of 13 years, the two veterans have shred dressing rooms for a long time. McAuley went on to reveal more, and the slight smirk on his face showed real confidence in his comments.

Davis and McAuley debuted for Northern Ireland in 2005. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

“If the opportunity is there for him…then i’m sure he would love to.”

“He’s certainly a player who’s been here before, he’s captained the club and knows what it’s about”, said the centre-back.

Davis wears the armband for Rangers against Hearts in 2012. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

It’s certainly promising that McAuley is so certain that Davis would relish a return.

With Rangers’ midfield currently lacking direction, the 33-year-old’s experience and creativity would be the perfect January cure.

Lets hope Gareth knows what he’s talking about, as this signature would be a massive coup.

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