Will Steven Davis win a full-time contract with Rangers?
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Will Steven Davis win a full-time contract with Rangers?

Steven Davis joined Rangers alongside Jermain Defoe to much fanfare in January. Rangers, off the back of the Celtic result, were buoyed and looked ready for the business end of the season.
There have been a few stumbles, and whilst the league might just be out of reach, Rangers look to be settling into a very good team. The future at Ibrox looks bright.
Of the duo, Jermain Defoe looks like he’s finding his feet. But is Steven Davis doing enough to win a full-time contract at Rangers?

Davis has been a bit-part player since rejoining Rangers, making seven appearances (three from the bench, three where he was substituted off). (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The midfielder is on loan until the end of the season when his contract at Southampton expires. Since joining in January the midfielder has looked off the pace and has struggled to match the team’s rhythm.

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Granted, the former club captain isn’t quite match fit yet. But the real fear for Davis is that he won’t leave a big enough imprint on the side to claim a place for next year.
We are not aware if there’s an agreement in place beyond June.
Rangers fans will be willing the now 34 year old to stake his claim. He has a huge legacy at Ibrox and was a vital part of that steely, determined Walter Smith team of a decade ago.
But you have to think the midfielder must do more in order to win a contract.

Davis and Defoe were seen as a significant upgrades to Ejaria and Sadiq. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

In the opportunities he has been given, he hasn’t reached the standards which had fans salivating at his signature. In fact, Davis took a lot of stick from fans for his performance against St. Johnstone.
There’s still time for Steven Davis to make an impression this year. But there’s huge competition in the Rangers midfield and Davis must take any chance he gets from here on in.

So far out of the two Premier League January signings, it’s Englishman Defoe who’s looking more likely to be here come 19/20.
Can Steven Davis prove his worth and win a full-time contract with his boyhood club?