Steven Davis’ performance for Northern Ireland last night proves one thing – he needs to come back to Ibrox in January.

The experienced midfielder is a creative force on his day and proved it again in NI’s stunning 3-0 win against Israel.

The 33-year-old Davis opened the scoring and ran the show at Windsor park as Stuart Dallas and Gavin Whyte rounded off a resounding victory for the Ulstermen.

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis was superb against Israel last night. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Reliable, composed and experienced – it’s what Rangers lack in midfield

Davis is superb ball player. A creative, dynamic midfielder with energy who certainly still has the legs to compete at the highest level.

More than that, he’s a composed figure who leads teams. And who isn’t scared to take responsibility on the ball.

Rangers began to lack the kind of guile and invention the Ballymena born Southampton man just before the international break and it’s an area the club can do with investing in.

A former Club Captain and fan favourite, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be Steven Davis.

What’s more, the diehard Bluenose demanded Rangers were financially rewarded when he moved down south in 2012.

Steven Davis is yet to feature for Southampton this season. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Yet to feature for Southampton this season

The move will most definitely feel more of a goer if David remains out of Mark Hughes plans at St. Marys. The midfielder is yet to turn out for Southampton this season, but it could be his influence off it that keeps him around. He remains club captain.

Either way, Davis will want to be doing what he does best – playing football.

A Northern Ireland fan also asked Davis earlier in the week if he would return to Rangers, to which Davis replied “hopefully one day”.

Rangers fans will be hoping it’s sooner rather than later for the ex-Aston Villa and Fulham man.