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'Steven Davis is one of Northern Ireland's top three of all time and best Rangers midfielder in 15 years': Dean Shiels hails childhood pal

Old pal Shiels believes captain is one of the best NI has produced

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Forever friends: Dean Shiels and Steven Davis played for Northern Ireland at various levels

Forever friends: Dean Shiels and Steven Davis played for Northern Ireland at various levels

Dean Shiels is now manager of Dungannon Swifts

Dean Shiels is now manager of Dungannon Swifts

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Forever friends: Dean Shiels and Steven Davis played for Northern Ireland at various levels

Dean Shiels says it would be a fitting if Northern Ireland's record breaking captain Steven Davis had the chance to play in the World Cup finals next year.

The pair have been pals since primary school age and as they progressed through the various age groups at international level they were inseparable as the "two country lads" amongst the city slickers from Belfast.

Both would go on to play for boyhood team Rangers and for the Northern Ireland senior side, but while Shiels is now manager of Dungannon Swifts, fellow 36-year-old Davis is still playing and will earn cap number 125 for his country tonight in a World Cup qualifier against Italy in Parma.


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