Rangers veteran Steven Davis has been recalled up to the Northern Irish squad ahead of next month’s matches against Lithuania, Estonia and Switzerland.

The Ibrox midfielder, 36, has been on fine form at the start of this season amid a bumbling Rangers run and will look to add to his record-breaking 126 Northern Ireland caps.

According to Sky Sports, Davis was given a break from international duty in the last round of matches at the end of May as the Northern Irish legend missed clashes with Malta and Ukraine.

However, now the Ibrox veteran will be back pulling the strings in midfield as he continues his success as the most capped British footballer of all time.

Davis is one of eight players who’ve been recalled to Northern Ireland duty and – alongside centre-back Jonny Evans – is the most high-profile of the octuplet.

 

There are also three former Rangers players in the squad with former Ibrox midfielder Jordan Thompson – now of Stoke City – included in Ian Baraclough’s team.

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Wigan Athletic winger Jordan Jones – who left Ibrox in the summer after a controversial spell in Glasgow – is also included as Northern Ireland continue their World Cup Qualifying campaign.

Rotherham star Shane Ferguson – one of the infamous Newcastle United Five – also joins up with the squad.

View the full squad HERE.

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Rangers midfielder Steven Davis has been recalled to the Northern Irish squad. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The Ulster side are set travel to Lithuania on 2nd September in a World Cup Qualifier before facing off in a friendly against Estonia in Tallinn three days later.

Northern Ireland will then welcome Switzerland to Windsor Park on the 8th where they will be hoping to get their first win in their bid to reach Qatar 2022.

So far Northern Ireland have lost 2-0 away from home to group favourites Italy whilst the nation where also held to a 0-0 draw with Bulgaria in Belfast.

Whilst Davis has returned to the NI squad, one Ibrox player has been dropped from the Scotland national team squad ahead of the qualifiers.

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