Steven Davis’ potential return to Rangers has certainly got many fans talking. But what would it mean to a star-man already at the club?
Ovie Ejaria certainly took a little bit of time to get going. His early performances at Ibrox weren’t convincing, and even now there’s definitely plenty of room for improvement.
But, if you ask most Rangers fans, they would be satisfied with what the on-loan Liverpool man is bringing to the table. He remains part of Rangers’ best midfield shape, and is here for the rest of the season. Dropping him at the moment would be unfair on both him and his partners in midfield.
Yet, if Davis really does arrive at Ibrox in January, that may very well be the case.
We’re not going to pretend we know what goes through Steven Gerrard’s mind. He may very well not even give Ejaria a second thought when it comes to dropping players. The likes of Lassana Coulibaly or even Scott Arfield could be in the firing line. Perhaps Gerrard will happy to rotate all four of them. Davis might even have to settle for a place on the bench until he proves his worth in training – that’s unlikely however.
Ovie the vulnerable
For our thoughts, however, we feel that Ejaria is one of the most vulnerable to being given the chop for Davis’ arrival.
Despite the fact that Gerrard has openly stated he likes to rotate his midfield, he still has his favourites. Arfield is certainly one of them, and you couldn’t see him making way for Davis.
Coulibaly is a different kind of player, and dropping him would go against the balance of the midfield that Gerrard spoke about at the beginning of the season.
Ejaria is also a different style of player to Davis, but Davis can still do his role. The Northern Ireland veteran is a box-to-box player, and can certainly provide going forward whilst carrying out his defensive duties.
Defence is something that Ejaria certainly needs to work on if he’s to be the player we all know he can be. But if Davis arrives in January, will he even get that chance to develop through consistent first-team football at Ibrox?
Let us know your thoughts on how Gerrard could fit Davis into the team should he sign him up?