Rangers legend tips Ibrox veteran to continue playing until he's 40
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Rangers legend tips Ibrox veteran to continue playing until he's 40

Rangers legend Jimmy Nicholl thins countryman Steven Davis can continue playing until he’s 40, raving about the Northern Irishman after he helped the Gers seal 55.

Davis is out of contract this season but is widely expected to stick around at Ibrox as the Gers look to defend their title and Nicholl hopes he also continues to represent his country for another few years.

Davis has been in fantastic form this season (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Despite turning 36 on New Year’s Day, Davis looks as fit as he did a decade ago and Jimmy Nic believes he has an invaluable influence on his team-mates, comparing him with Roy Keane and Graeme Souness.

“Steven is a Rolls Royce. I’ve been talking to people about him all year and the experience and quality he has brought to the Rangers team, ” Nicholl said [Belfast Telegraph].

“There are so many things he does on a football pitch.

“You see it in games, he can read danger, get team-mates out of trouble by receiving the ball, make simple passes and make things happen.

“What an influence he has on the team, a quiet influence.

“There are combative midfielders like Graeme Souness or Roy Keane who are in your face and demand things from their team-mates.

“But Steven Davis is not like that and yet he gets the same out of his team-mates the way they did. That’s the respect the man has within the team.

“There is no point in being experienced and having a football brain if you can’t run, and one of the most impressive factors for me about Steven is that he is so fit and how he gets around the park at 36 years of age.

“He will play until he’s 40, easy, and I’m hoping he plays until he is 40 because I’m hoping he has another couple of campaigns in him for Northern Ireland.”

Nicholl has worked with Davis at international level (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Davis seems almost certain to be involved tonight against Slavia Prague and the veteran could help the Light Blues reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League since the competition was rebranded from its previous name.

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