Rangers manager Steven Gerrard thinks veteran playmaker Steven Davis has put himself in the running for Player of the Year – and insists the Northern Irishman “still has loads to offer.”

Davis was again the best player on the pitch as the Gers secured a 1-0 win over Kilmarnock yesterday, with Gerrard hopeful Davis wants to continue beyond this season and his existing contract.

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The Ulsterman has been key this season as the Gers close in on the title (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Ibrox boss will sit down with Davis soon to talk about his future and sees nothing that suggests the former Gers captain is ready to hang his boots up yet.

“I hope when I sit down to have a one to one with him he’s enthusiastic to carry on beyond the end of the season,” Gerrard said [Daily Record].

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“Because I think he still has loads to offer.

“We’re lucky to have Steven and he was outstanding again today. He’s pushing himself into the running for Player of the Year, for me.

“When we get the right opportunity we’ll sit down and I’ll be respectful to what he wants, where he sees his career.

“I see no signs that he’s ready to call it a day. And my advice to him would be to play as long as you can.”

Davis has made 33 appearances this season so far and, a month after turning 36, continues to be one of Rangers’ most consistent performers.

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With his contract up in the summer, Gerrard is keen for Davis to stick around (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Getting another contract agreed with the Northern Ireland captain should be top of Gerrard’s priority list over the coming weeks as preparations get underway for next season.

One of Gerrard’s deadline day signings caught the eye yesterday as the Light Blues eased past Kilmarnock at Ibrox

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