David Weir has spoken out about two of Rangers’ latest recruits, as quoted by the Scotsman.

Steven Davis and Jermain Defoe joined the Gers in January, on loan from Southampton and Bournemouth, respectively.

Defoe had spent much of the early season on the bench. (Photo by Robin Jones /AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

While Defoe (36) has made a reasonable start in terms of goals, Davis (34), in particular, has failed to hit his straps.

“I think when you get to the stage they are, it’s like Rangers in the title race”, said Weir, as quoted by the Scotsman.

“When you have a bad game, or lose a couple, people say you are out of the title race. It is the same as a senior player. When you are 36, 37, 38, 39, after one or two bad games, people will be writing you off so you know you have to be on it every single game.”

“As you get older I definitely think you feel the pressure more. Especially in Glasgow [and] with Celtic pushing for ten-in-a-row, eight-in-a-row, or whatever.”

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Weir is certainly well placed to make these comments.

He too arrived at Ibrox when he was 36. The big centre-half was a roaring success, staying into his 40s and winning eight major titles.

Weir lifts the league trophy alongside Walter Smith in 2011. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Therefore, he knows what it takes to make it, despite the added pressures of being a veteran.

There’s no doubt both Davis and Defoe are still finding their feet.

The former has some way to go to earn a permanent deal for next season.

However, if afforded a run of games, there’s every chance he can prove his worth to Steven Gerrard by the end of this campaign.