Rangers star Steven Davis has admitted he doesn’t want games to be played behind closed doors as he paid tribute to the Gers fanbase.

The Gers look set for a lengthy layoff amid the Covid-19 pandemic and there has been suggestions that it will be August before football returns – and Davis hopes the current season can be played to a finish.

Steven Davis of Rangers during the Scottish Premier League match between Hearts and Rangers at Tynecastle Park on 26 January, 2020 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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The Ulsterman is acutely aware of the timescales potentially involved and implored fans to follow the Government advice and stay at home.

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“Rangers wouldn’t exist without its fans, therefore I personally do not believe games should be played behind closed doors,” Davis told Sky Sports.

“Hopefully this season can be played to a finish at the earliest but safest opportunity.”

 

In all likelihood, it will be weeks if not months before the nation is in a position to stage major events.

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“There is a lot of uncertainty and worry for everyone around the world right now and I know what an institution like Rangers means to our loyal fans but football must be secondary right now and it’s vital we follow the advice of the Government to get this virus under control.”

Davis has been out of sorts recently and the veteran midfielder’s dip in form has coincided with the poor results on the pitch from Steven Gerrard’s side.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 15: Sheyi Ojo of Rangers (L), with Steven Davis of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg match between Rangers and Midtjylland at Ibrox Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The Northern Ireland international has a further year on his contract and will be hoping he can help push the Gers towards silverware as his career starts to wind down.

Hopefully, we can see Davis back in action sooner rather than later once the current problems are dealt with and help fans quickly get back to normality.

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