Rangers star to consider future after disappointing international campaign
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Rangers star to consider future after disappointing international campaign

Rangers midfielder Steven Davis will consider his Northern Ireland future after a disappointing UEFA Nations League campaign ended in defeat to Greece.

The evergreen midfielder continues to lead his country out at the ripe old age of 37 and Davo once again captained the side as they fell to a 3-1 defeat against their League C Group 2 rivals.

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Remarkably, this was Davis’ record-setting 140th cap for the Northern Irish national side, with the Rangers star the most capped British footballer of all time.

The result left Northern Ireland 3rd in the group, narrowly avoiding relegation with Cyprus tumbling down to the bottom League D instead.

This was a bitterly disappointing UEFA Nations League campaign for Ian Baraclough’s men with Northern Ireland’s only win coming against Kosovo at Windsor Park on Saturday night.

With this the final international break of 2022 and before the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, it is a turning point for the international teams both involved and not involved in the tournament.

Rangers star Steven Davis to consider Northern Ireland future

After the match, Steven Davis told the Belfast Telegraph that he would not have any “knee-jerk” reaction to the Northern Ireland campaign but admitted he is considering where he goes from here.

“I think it is important to reflect and not make knee jerk decisions,” said Steven Davis.

“When that day does come it will be very emotional for me, to be honest. Everyone knows how much it means to me playing for Northern Ireland.

“I think I need to really feel I can still contribute as much as I want to and that has to be shared amongst everybody.

“It was a really nice moment for me coming off the back of a defeat. They have travelled in large numbers again and supported us.

“They were singing my song before the game and after the game. I have had a fantastic relationship with the fans and I am very appreciative of the support they have given me since the day I made my debut and that has never changed regardless of results.

“That’s why it is so special because you feel you are representing your people as well. I think they feel I have given 100 per cent every time I have put on the jersey and that is something I have tried to do.”

Steven Davis signed a contract extension to continue at Rangers this summer with his new deal running until the end of the current campaign.

In total, the midfielder has made 352 appearances for Rangers, winning four Premiership titles, two Scottish Cups and two League Cups.

Meanwhile, Rangers reportedly failed in a bid to bring a one-time record-breaking Germany youth international to Ibrox this summer.