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'A genuine class act': Rangers fans praise Steven Davis after another impressive display in victory over Motherwell

Steven Davis is finding his form in his second spell at Rangers.
Steven Davis is finding his form in his second spell at Rangers.

There's a feeling around Ibrox that the real Steven Davis has finally stood up.

Rangers supporters were delighted when the Northern Ireland captain returned to Glasgow on a short-term loan deal at the start of January.

However, his second stint at the club began in indifferent form, struggling to settle back into life at the Scottish Premiership as he made only seven starts in the first 15 games since his arrival during the winter break.

Perhaps that was to be expected, given that he had played just 96 minutes of Premier League action for Southampton in the first half of the season.

Two typically impressive performances for Northern Ireland last month, however, look to have done much to improve his fortunes as Davis has been hailed for his displays in the 3-0 victories over Hearts and Motherwell during the past week.

After he was named Man of the match against Hearts, Davis was praised by manager Steven Gerrard.

"Steven Davis looks 100 per cent fit now, and match sharp," the former Liverpool captain said. "He is getting up to people and looks sharp and on the eye, it looks completely different. Covering all round the pitch, winning the ball back, intercepting balls, looking aggressive.

"He looked a different player. He looked good against Kilmarnock before the international break, I followed his games with Northern Ireland and he played really well, and it went up a notch tonight. It was very pleasing."

And the feeling that Davis is back to his sublime best was being echoed on social media following Sunday's success at Motherwell:

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