Rangers star Steven Davis has been crowned Scottish Football Writers Player of the Year as the veteran Ulsterman joins Allan McGregor and Steven Gerrard in winning individual honours this season for the Gers after a stunning season.
Davis, who picked up his award yesterday, admits it was “very special” for him to be selected as the winner, acknowledging it will have been a difficult choice to pick from several of Gerrard’s stars.
The humble star has had an outstanding season for club and country, becoming the most capped male international from any of the home nations, and played his 800th career game yesterday as the Gers romped to a 4-0 win over Aberdeen on trophy day.
Speaking after he was presented with his Player of the Year award, Davis confessed the trophy “wasn’t even on [his] radar” as he thanked everyone who voted for him as the top player in the country over the last 12 months.
““It wasn’t even on my radar that I’d be in a position to win an award like this so I have to thank everyone who voted for me and felt I deserved it. When you start a season you just want to have an impact and help the team be successful. This season has gone really well for me and it’s great to be recognised for that,” Davis said [Daily Record].
“But we’ve had numerous performers in the team who could rightly say they deserve it.
“Greegsy has been absolutely outstanding. He’s been at the club for a long time and is still performing to a high level.
“It’s been difficult to pick just one because of the season we’ve had. There are players who haven’t even been nominated.
“But, personally, it’s very special to win this Player of the Year award.”
Davis will now have a few weeks to recharge his batteries before getting going for the new campaign and the veteran midfielder will no doubt be raring to go ahead of the Gers’ return to the Champions League.
His performances this season have been exemplary and keeping him on top form for as long as possible will be vital for Gerrard’s side as Davis edges towards retirement.