When Rangers playmaker Steven Davis joined in January, it was to plenty of fanfare.

Away from the fact the former Gers captain joined alongside Jermain Defoe, this was the return of one of our finest midfielders of the modern era.

A leader, an influencer and most of all, a mighty fine player. A class act on and off the pitch.

Playmaker Steven Davis has started the season very brightly at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The thing about Steven Davis has always been his consistency. And that’s why – after taking a few months to get up to full fitness – he’ll be paramount to our season.

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Steven Gerrard already suggested so when he ruled him out of the return leg against Progres Niederkorn [Rangers.co.uk].

The Gers boss – a mighty fine player himself in his day (to put it mildly) – knows just how important Steven Davis’ composure, leadership and intelligent use of the ball is to his side.

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Over the final few games of last season, and the first of this, we’ve begun to see why the 34-year-old Davis is at Ibrox.

Still as fit as ever, so much of our play goes through Davis.

Not only that, but he showed on Sunday that he still has those driving runs in his legs.

 

Whilst the rest of Scottish football raved about Scott Allan’s assist, Steven Davis’ largely unnoticed effort was mightily impressive for other reasons.

With all the youthful guile of someone ten years his junior, the former Southampton captain raced onto a dropping ball in the Hibs half.

His first touch was sublime, he then displays some great control at pace, before finally hanging it up on a plate for Jermain Defoe’s hattrick.

Whilst it took us a little while to see it – this is why fans and staff at the club were so excited to get Steven Davis in.

And if we’re to be successful, you can bet, much like he is on a game-by-game basis in our midfield, Steven Davis will be central to it.

 

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