As Rangers trounced Ross County 4-0 in Dingwall, the “masterclass” performance of Steven Davis caught the eye of an appreciative Ibrox support.
There might’ve been 300 home fans in the stadium but the Rangers support had to do with watching the match from home as the club romped to a comfortable victory courtesy of three second-half goals.
But it was Davis’ contribution for the only goal of the first half which most impressed Rangers fans and summed up his composed, experienced and quality performance.
As Morelos dropped deep and rolled the ball to the Ulsterman, James Tavernier had taken off down the right-hand side.
Davis, who turns 36 in January, then rolled an inch-perfect pass through what was proving a stubborn defence to the on-running Tavernier.
The Rangers captain would come on to the ball, cross it to Kemar Roofe who’d nip in front of a sleeping Ross County defence to put the Gers in front.
Roofe is on fire 🔥
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— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) December 6, 2020
It was the stand-out moment from a vintage Davis display in which he controlled possession, dictated the tempo and stood out as a calming, professional presence.
There was plenty of skill too – the Ulsterman’s cheeky rabona at the edge of the County box finding Kemar Roofe in an industriously technical little move which also earned the applause of fans.
Nothing to see here, just Steven Davis spraying rabona passes around with a cigar in his mouth pic.twitter.com/DRy1AgyzxI
— Lee (@_Leeroy72) December 6, 2020
Davis has been one of the club’s top performers this season and Rangers fans took to Twitter to salute the Ulsterman for his latest performance:
Stop that 😂😂😂😂
— 𝚁𝚊𝚗𝚐𝚎𝚛55𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚎𝚜 (@Ranger55pares) December 6, 2020
Excellent result & another great performance
This team, just so much quality & now producing the moments when they matter
Another clean sheet, four more goals & we keep going
Tavernier, Goldson, Davis all brilliant but everyone is playing their part.
Deserve all credit 🔴⚪️🔵 pic.twitter.com/EmWt3iluDO
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) December 6, 2020
Steven Davis, different gravy 👏🏻
— crossy (@crossy72_) December 6, 2020
That ball from Steven Davis deserves recognition 👏
— TII Podcast & Blog (@thisisibrox) December 6, 2020
STEVEN DAVIS YOU ARE 35 YEARS OF AGE, WHAT ARE YOU DOING???
— sunshinekid (@sunshinekid10) December 6, 2020
Coaches should record this game and show their pupils how a centre midfielder pulls the strings in a game: Steven Davis absolutely superb
— Raúl Sánchez MBE (@raulsdf) December 6, 2020
Steven Davis masterclass
— andrew werner (@awerner0906) December 6, 2020
— AmandaIsARed 👹🇾🇪✌🏻 (@Amanda7MUFC) December 6, 2020
Steven Davis the love of my life
— sophie (@sophie72_) December 6, 2020
You are my Davis, my Steven Davis 😍
— Copland Streetwear (@coplandsw) December 6, 2020
Steven Davis just oozed class today. He is proving that age is just a number. My MOTM!
— Jim🇬🇧 (@GFan1969) December 6, 2020
Can we clone Steven Davis what a masterclass performance top top player 👍
— 🇬🇧Coplandbear🇬🇧™ 5️⃣5️⃣🏆 (@Coplandbear1872) December 6, 2020
Steven Davis. The maestro.
— Ryan McMinn ⚽️ 🚧 ⚽️ (@Mcminn1987) December 6, 2020
Steven Davis once again was magnificent today👏👏 pic.twitter.com/XUbjCVL2Np
— Mark Morrison (@Morri_86) December 6, 2020
It was an absolutely top-class display from the Ulster Xavi who is proving age is just a number with his composed performances this season.
The crazy thing is, Davis didn’t even claim the Man of the Match as another on-form Ibrox talisman continues to prove his value to the club.