Celtic legend Sir Kenny Dalglish believes Rangers new boy Steve Davis can be “very influential” in the Gers’ title hunt – and insists the Northern Irishman “will not be fazed” by the challenge.

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 07: Kenny Dalglish poses for a portrait at Anfield on June 07, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. The former footballer and manager will receive a Knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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Davis rejoined the Gers from Southampton on a loan deal until the summer.

The midfielder is no stranger to Ibrox having had a hugely successful spell there before heading for the south coast.

London, England - December 05, 2018 Southampton's Steven Davis during Premier League between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at Wembley stadium , London, England on 05 Dec 2018.

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The 34-year-old won three titles in his first stint at Ibrox and Dalglish thinks that will help him hit the ground running.

“Davis knows his way around Rangers, having won titles there in the past. He can be very influential at Ibrox in the next five months. He will not be fazed,” Dalglish told the The Sunday Post.

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Davis was joined by Jermain Defoe as January signings at Ibrox and could make his debut in the Scottish Cup on Friday.

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 15: Steven Davis of Northern Ireland during the International Friendly match between Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland at Aviva Stadium on November 15, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.

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With his Saints contract up in the summer, Davis could yet extend his stay at Ibrox beyond May.

Despite not featuring much this season, Davis is a quality addition and could  be vital in the title race.

 

The Northern Ireland skipper is a former Gers captain is well aware of the expectations at the club.

Celtic’s recent domination of Scottish football only heightens those expectations – but the Gers are clearly looking to push their rivals until the very end.

 

 

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