Former Rangers defender Gareth McAuley thinks veteran Ibrox star Steven Davis has “plenty of miles on the clock left” as he closes in on becoming the UK’s most capped international.

Davis sits one behind Peter Shilton on 124 caps and McAuley expects that his former international team-mate will surpass Shilton and smash through the 125 cap barrier and cement his place in British football folklore.

McAuley during his brief time as a Rangers player (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

McAuley pointed to his performance in Saturday’s Old Firm where the veteran was stifled early on by Celtic’s press, limiting Rangers’ chances.

“He looks after himself well,” McAuley said [BBC].

“He’s got plenty of miles on the clock left. Especially at Rangers, where he sits in.

“You saw at the weekend when Celtic pressed him and he couldn’t get in the game, they near enough man marked him because he makes them tick and he knits all the play together.

“He’s got a lot to offer both there and on the international stage.

“The record is absolutely incredible, I think he will do it, the humble guy that he is, he’ll share it with everyone.”

Davis has been vital for the Light Blues this season and the veteran midfielder will have a massive role to play in helping the Gers over the finishing line to 55.

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Davis has been sublime this season(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Beating Shilton’s cap record would be a fantastic achievment for Davis and the Northern Irish skipper deserves all the plaudits for such consistent service to his national side.

Davis has been delighted with the reaction from Steven Gerrard’s side since losing to St. Mirren in the League Cup

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