The signs are good for fans of Steven Davis.
Finally, it looks as though the veteran midfielder is getting back to his usual self.
His form since joining Rangers in January has been a shock to anyone who’s followed his career.
Yet, again, on Thursday night, he delivered a masterclass.
Following hot on the heels of an encouraging 90 minutes against Kilmarnock at the weekend, he started the Euro 2020 Qualifying fixture in the centre of midfield.
Michael O’Neill went with a fairly fluid middle three, allowing Davis to do what he does best.
He roamed about the Windsor park turf and dictated the tempo of the game. Often, he dropped back to receive from the centre-backs before spraying the ball to the flanks.
Every now and then, though, he would surge forward, looking for a key pass or a pop at goal.
The one constant throughout was strong decision-making. A combination of quality and the experience gleaned from over 100 caps, means he knows what to do with the ball and when to do it.
Of course, his goal helped, too. Given an opportunity from the penalty spot, he went straight down the middle and secured the points.
It’s the sort of display many of us thought we’d be getting week in, week out when his loan signing was announced.
It may have been against mediocre opposition, but it should be a sign of things to come at Ibrox.
If he can recapture that sort of display in Rangers blue, he’ll become a fixture in Gerrard’s best XI.
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