Steven Gerrard has confirmed that he wants Steven Davis to be given a contract extension at Rangers [Scottish Sun].
Gerrard brought Davis back for a second spell at Ibrox on loan from Southampton in January 2019.
He impressed enough to earn a one-year permanent deal which was extended by a further year ahead of the current campaign.
Despite turning 36 on New Year’s Day, the midfield maestro is showing no signs of slowing down and the Gers boss doesn’t want to lose him in the summer.
“He’s extremely important both on and off the pitch,” said Gerrard [Scottish Sun]. “He sets standards that we try and match on a daily basis.”
“The level he’s playing at, his consistency, his hunger for the game is still there. He’s a top professional so a lot of people look up to him and follow what he does.
“For me, it’s an absolute must that he’s here beyond this season.”
Gerrard clearly has no concerns around Davis’ age and that’s understandable, given the level of his performances so far this season.
He’s under more pressure than usual to deliver right now with both Ryan Jack and Scott Arfield out injured, and he’s leading the midfield with aplomb.
Rangers dropped points at Fir Park on Sunday but Davis was superb again in what was his ninth consecutive Premiership start.
Davis is one of a number of Rangers players whose current deals will expire in the summer and some supporters have called on the club to make an unconventional offer to one of his teammates.