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Davis not fazed by Rangers exit talk

Steven Davis has urged his Rangers team-mates to ignore all talk of possible summer departures and focus on retaining the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title instead.

The Scottish champions came through the January transfer window with their squad largely intact, losing Pedro Mendes to Sporting Lisbon, while Jerome Rothen's unsuccessful loan spell came to an end.

But speculation has already begun to mount about the future of key players in the summer, with reports suggesting Madjid Bougherra has been targeted by Barcelona and Sevilla.

Ongoing uncertainty over the club's finances and the continuing search for a new owner means further departures from Ibrox could be a real possibility at the end of the season.

But, as far as Davis is concerned, events on the pitch are more important for the players right now with three trophies still up for grabs this term.

“It's not going to have any affect on us between now and the end of the season,” he stressed.

“Everybody in the dressing room has the same aim — to win the title again this year.

“From a player's point of view, all you can have an effect on is the games you play. The rest will take care of itself.”

Rangers travel to Motherwell tonight hoping to strengthen their position at the top of the SPL with a win.

Meanwhile, Davis' recent efforts have not gone unnoticed after he was named Clydesdale Bank Premier League player of the month for January.

“It's nice to be rewarded for your performances and the hard work you put in,” he said.

“I just want to continue improving my form and continue getting the goals.”

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