Steven Davis celebrated signing a new five-year contract with Ranges by scoring twice in their friendly victory over Blackpool last night.
The Northern Ireland international could have left Ibrox for free at the end of the season, with no shortage of admirers in the English Premier League, but his love for Rangers and his family’s happiness means Glasgow is where he wants to be.
“It's an important thing for any footballer that his family is settled and that's the case with mine,” he said.
“If you are happy away from football when you're not playing, that helps you to do your job and knowing everyone else likes being here allows me to do the best I can.”
Davis’ double strike was enough to give Rangers a 2-0 win at Bloomfield Road, ahead of Saturday’s Scottish Premier League opener at home to Hearts.
“I'm delighted to get the deal signed and sealed and obviously I'm happy to commit my future to the club in the long term,” said Davis.
“Hopefully we can keep being successful for the length of the contract. I've signed for a long time and hopefully I can have my best years with the club.”
The Gers will face Malmo of Sweden in the Champions League qualifiers next week after they overcame Torshavn of the Faroe Islands.
A scoreless draw against Flora of Estonia was enough for League of Ireland champions Shamrock Rovers to secure a place in the third qualifying round of the Champions League.
Michael O’Neill’s side will now meet FC Copenhagen of Denmark.