'Rangers have a top player' - International boss raves about January Ibrox signing
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Michael O'Neill insists there's no risk to Davis returning to Ibrox

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill insists there is “no risk” to Rangers signing veteran Steven Davis  – and thinks that the midfielder will be remembered as one of Northern Ireland’s all-time greats.
The 34-year-old signed a six-month loan deal earlier this month and made his first appearance in the 2-1 defeat by Kilmarnock.

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Davis is O’Neill’s captain at international level and has been integral in their recent success at that level.
O’Neill is confident Davis will be a success during his return to Scottish football.
Despite falling out of favour at Southampton, O’Neill believes the Gers have signed Davis at a good time in his career.
“Rangers have a top player on their hands and are getting him at a good time in his career because he’s focused,” O’Neill said, as quoted by the
Daily Record.
“There’s no risk to bringing Steven in at this age. And he wants to be there. Rangers were Steven’s first preference. He wants to make a mark, not only with what’s left of his international career, but also his club football.
“Whatever legacy he leaves and however many caps he gets, he’ll be remembered as one of the great Northern Irish players.”

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Davis spent four years at Ibrox between 2008 and 2012, lifting three titles, three League Cups and two Scottish Cups.
After heading south to join Southampton, the veteran made 226 appearances for the Saints and was made club captain.

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Recent months have seen him fall out of favour at St. Mary’s with only a handful of appearances this term.

Davis’ contract is up at the end of the season  – and a permanent switch seems likely once his loan ends.
After lifting three titles during his initial spell, Gers fans will be hoping Davis’ return proves as successful.
 

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