Rangers fans have lauded Steven Davis for yet another fantastic performance in the 5-0 win over Hearts on Sunday afternoon. 

The 34-year-old initially struggled after returning for a second spell with the club from Southampton in January, but ever since he’s got back to full match fitness, he’s been immense.

Davis in action against Kilmarnock at the beginning of the season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He doesn’t score many and will only now and then register something in the assists column, but he’s a linchpin in the middle of the park.

For a midfielder of his age, it would be reasonable to assume it would be tough for him to turn out in a league game just three days after a 90-minute shift away at Feyenoord.

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Yet, fatigue rarely seems to be a factor for Davis, who has already made 28 appearances for club and country this season [Soccerbase].

The most consistently outstanding aspect of the Northern Ireland skipper’s performances is his decision-making, which was extremely impressive again on Sunday.

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Ultra confident on the ball and apparently possessing eyes in the back of his head, he’s regularly a step ahead of the opposition, giving him the air of strolling through games.

Davis is a role model for the younger players. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

After years of plying his trade in the Premier League, he has developed a diverse range of passing, meaning he’s as capable of a quick give and go as he is of pinging a 60 yard diagonal.

The attacking players might have grabbed the headlines in the demolition of Hearts, but it was Davis who set the tempo and was an architect of the victory.

He’s the only outfield player in the Gers squad who has been there and done it before in terms of delivering silverware, and his experience will be crucial as this season-defining period continues.

Following Sunday’s game, Bears heaped praise on the midfielder on social media.

Here’s a selection of reactions:

 

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