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Steven Davis agrees one-year deal with Rangers after leaving Southampton

Steven Davis
Steven Davis
Adam McKendry

By Adam McKendry

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis has agreed a one-year deal with Rangers after making his move permanent from Southampton.

The 34-year-old rejoined the Ibrox outfit on a six-month loan deal from the Premier League side back in January but will now move to Glasgow permanently.

Davis has found himself a regular fixture in Steven Gerrard's Rangers squads, making 16 appearances since making the switch.

Having needed a bit of time to get up to speed after a lack of games at Southampton, Davis has hit a good run of form and has been a key member of Rangers' middle four recently.

This is the midfielder's second spell at the Light Blues having also played for them between 2007 and 2012, and he has now made 227 appearances for the club altogether.

A popular face among the Rangers fans, Davis has seen his game improve with the more regular playing time and it is no surprise to see him stay on at Ibrox.

"I am obviously delighted my future has been sorted out," Davis told RangersTV.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed, especially in the last couple of weeks, the performances of the team as they have been really good and I think there has been a lot of progress made this season.

"We are disappointed that we didn’t manage to pick up any silverware to this point, but there is a lot to look forward to in the future.

"(To begin with), it was a case of myself and the club getting the initial period out of the way and seeing how everything went as my family are still down south. That has been different, but I am delighted to now get everything signed and sealed."

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard commented: “Rangers fans have started to see a fully fit Steven Davis over the past month.

"He looks sharp, is covering all round the pitch, winning the ball back, intercepting balls and looking aggressive.

"That is why we brought him back in January and why we want him as part of this squad going forward."

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