Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 23 October 2014

Rangers star Steven Davis taunts Celtic

Steven Davis

Steven Davis intends to celebrate signing his new five-year contract at Rangers by inflicting more heartbreak on Old Firm rivals Celtic.

The Gers have beaten the Hoops to the title in each of the last three seasons and, as he prepares to face Hearts in tomorrow’s SPL opener, Davis is focused on making it four-in-a-row.

And he won’t be satsified to stop there.

After also lifting the Scottish League Cup last season, Northern Ireland midfielder Davis — who could have opted for a return to the English Premier League rather than pledging his future to the Ibrox club — would love nothing more than to sweep the board by lifting the treble to leave the Hoops empty-handed.

“When you look at England there are so many teams that could be involved in a relegation battle,” said the 26-year-old Co Antrim man.

“Up here, you know you’re going to have the chance to win things every year. We want to win things every year.

“We’re not going to rest on our laurels.”

Davis will face Hearts as the new season kicks-off, just eight weeks after the last campaign finished for him with Northern Ireland’s 5-0 Carling Nations Cup defeat against the Republic in Dublin.

It’s a quick turnaround, with the Scottish season getting under way earlier than it has ever done before.

“It’s been the shortest pre-season I've been involved in,” he said.

“It was difficult in terms of getting ready and getting fitness levels up.”

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