Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has admitted that Steven Davis’ recent form means he “obviously warrants” a place in the starting XI – and joked what the reaction would be if he didn’t play the Northern Irishman.
Davis has really impressed in recent weeks after coming into the side, putting in a man of the match performance in the win over Hibs last weekend, and Gerrard believes his all-around game is “strong.”
With an Old Firm clash tomorrow, Gerrard practically confirmed that Davis will be starting against their bitter rivals, saying “just imagine” if he didn’t pick him.
“He got a very important assist last weekend but beyond that his overall game was strong,” Gerrard said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.
“He’s covering a lot more ground, he’s aggressive, he’s happy, he’s confident and that type of Steven Davis obviously warrants a place in the 11 whatever game is coming up.
“He was man of that match at the weekend and rightly so, so just imagine if I didn’t play him.”
Davis recently signed a one-year deal to extend his second spell at the club and will be a massive player next season in the race for the title.
If Davis can continue to put in the sort of performances he has recently, there’s no reason why he can’t propel Gerrard’s side to their first league crown in nine years.
Before that though, picking up a win tomorrow would be a fantastic way to end the season at home.