Rangers star 90 minutes away from new international record
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Rangers star 90 minutes away from new international record

Rangers star Steven Davis will become Northern Ireland’s most capped player on Thursday night when he makes his 120th appearance for his country and surpasses Pat Jennings’ record of 119.

Davis’ 120th cap will draw him level with Wayne Rooney as the most capped outfield player in British history and leave him only five short of Peter Shilton’s British record of 125 caps for England.

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Northern Ireland take on Bosnia and Herzegovina in a rearranged Euro 2020 playoff on Thursday before facing Norway and Austria in the Nations League to round off the triple-header.

Davis has been in impressive form for Rangers since the start of the season and helped Steven Gerrard’s side secure a place in the Europe League group stage by beating Lincoln Red Imps, Willem II and Galatasaray.

With no sign of hanging his boots up yet Davis, who  led his nation to their first major tournament for 30 years in 2016, could skipper Northern Ireland in another European Championships next summer if the play-offs go to plan.

If Ian Barraclough’s side can get through to net summer’s finals, it would be a fitting achievement for the Rangers star to have the chance to set a new British cap record before calling it quits at inernational level.