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Gerrard will know he's fortunate to have someone of Davis' quality leading his squad

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High praise: Steven Davis is a key figure at Ibrox

High praise: Steven Davis is a key figure at Ibrox

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High praise: Steven Davis is a key figure at Ibrox

As Rangers make the short trip to Lanarkshire, one of Scotland's old heavy industrial heartlands, to face Motherwell, they will take comfort that one man in their ranks is, without question, forged in steel.

There is little to add, whether to a Northern Irish audience or further afield, when it comes to endorsing the heavy lifting, longevity and class of Steven Davis, but with today's game representing a 300th appearance in light blue for the veteran midfielder, Steven Gerrard made sure the landmark was worthy of his admiration.

Barring an earth-trembling change of circumstances, Rangers are on course to clinch this season's Premiership title, their first since 2011. Financial meltdown, demotion and the prolonged ejection of unscrupulous owners over several years planted the Ibrox men in the wilderness, a period when Davis plied his trade down south with Southampton.


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