Steven Davis says playing for Rangers is a ‘privilege’ and has dropped an exciting hint on his long-term future, asserting that he has no plans to hang up his boots [Daily Record].
The 36-year-old has been a key player for the Gers this season, racking up 41 appearances so far in all competitions.
He has been consistently excellent in the middle of the park and was rewarded for his efforts with a one-year contract extension which was officially announced on Saturday [Rangers.co.uk].
“It is a privilege to play at Rangers and I’m proud to continue for another season,” said the veteran [Daily Record]. “I’m really excited for the future and to hear the famous Champions League music at Ibrox once again.”
Davis is clearly delighted to get the chance to stay on and next season may not be his last, with retirement not currently on his mind.
“We have good quality and a real togetherness – it’s been a wonderful season,” he said. “You don’t know when these opportunities will come around again with me getting a little bit older. I tried to take it all in and enjoy it as much as possible.”
“That’s been my approach to football over the last couple of years. I have no plans on retiring but you don’t know how long you will play on for.”
Gers fans were delighted when Davis put pen to paper over the weekend and plenty will want to see him stick around for as long as possible, providing his performance levels are maintained.
The midfield maestro is set to break the all-time British caps record before he reports back to Rangers, with Northern Ireland in action against Italy, the USA and Bulgaria in a hectic international block.
He hopes to lead NI to the 2022 World Cup, so that indicates that he is prepared to play high-level club football for at least another two seasons.