Rangers star Steven Davis has admitted that he’s “unsure” if beating Celtic in next month’s League Cup final will have any bearing on the title race – but insists it will give the Gers the appetite for more success.

The Old Firm go head-to-head at Hampden next month and Davis knows a win would give Gerrard’s side a psychological boost after eight years without a major trophy.

Steven Davis midfielder of Rangers FC in action during the UEFA Europa League group G match between FC Porto and Rangers FC, at Dragao Stadium on October 24, 2019 in Porto, Portugal.
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The Northern Irishman has been over the course before and hopes that Rangers can use next month’s final as a springboard to more silverware.

“I’m not too sure if the final will have a bearing in terms of the league but of course psychologically it could give us a big boost if we were to go on and win it,” Davis told The Newsletter.

“So that’s the challenge for us – it’s always important to get that first trophy as a group as well.

“It gives you that appetite to go on and have more success.”

With only goal difference separating the two sides at the top of the table, a Hampden win won’t decide the league outcome but could have a massive effect going into the Scottish Premiership clash a few weeks later.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 15: Sheyi Ojo of Rangers (L), with Steven Davis of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg match between Rangers and Midtjylland at Ibrox Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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There is still a long way to go in the league campaign though and the title likely won’t be decided until the final few weeks – even if there are plenty of ebbs and flows until then.

Getting that first bit of silverware since 2011 will be massive for Rangers though and it would undoubtedly be a huge boost in the push for 55.

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