Steven Davis is yet to fully spark into life since returning to Ibrox.
Between a smattering of substitute appearances and the odd start, Davis has struggled to get a hold of games up here. He’s struggled to have that imposing, creative, driving presence on the side.
But off the back of two full games – and some superb performances – for Northern Ireland, it’s no longer a question of fitness. And away to Celtic at Parkhead, his experience could be vital.

Steven Davis was in inspired form as Northern Ireland dismantled Estonia and Belarus. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Steven Davis is no stranger to the intensity and pressure of the Old Firm. A former Rangers captain, he also knows what it takes to lead a team to victory there.
Whilst he might not be wearing the captain’s armband, his ice cool calm amidst the fire could earn him a starting berth. But should he get the opportunity, he’s got to take full advantage.

 

Steven Davis playing for a contract

Too often the midfielder has been a passenger in games since returning. He must start producing or risk missing out on a full-time contract come June.
Pitching him into the heat of the Old Firm battle is very low risk with regards his fitness. Gerrard has already said he is available [originally Rangers TV]. He should be able to handle the pace and intensity of this. He got 180 minutes under his belt last week.

Steven Davis has yet to find his feet and form since returning to Glasgow. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

And if he can match that standard set at Ibrox almost a decade ago, he could prove a secret weapon this weekend.
Creative, driving, pack-leading. We might not have seen the best of Davis’ energetic, intelligent play yet. But the ferocity of the Old Firm battle might spark that old flame into life again.

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