Experienced Rangers Ace Could Be Handed A Contract Extension: This Is The Right Move From Gerrard

Rangers might have made it to the Europa League main draws but they were rocked by a derby defeat to arch-rivals Celtic just before the international break. However, it’s still early days in the season, and Gerrard’s men will have enough opportunity to surpass Celtic. One of the few players who did well in the clash against the Hoops was Steven Davis.

The midfielder signed a permanent one year deal in the summer after joining in January on loan. Latest reports from Daily Record suggests that Davis is in line to be handed a year or a two-year extension. The veteran midfielder was ineffective, to begin with, last season. But once he got some game time under his belt, the 34-year-old has managed to establish himself in the first team.

Gerrard has ample options in the middle of the park, and that is one position where there is plenty of competition for places. However, Davis has kept the other players out of the starting eleven as he has already made eight appearances in all competitions. We think that it is no surprise to see the midfielder being considered for a new contract after impressive outings.

Why is Davis important for Gerrard?

Davis often starts as the deepest player in the middle, and he gets to dictate play from deep areas. The Northern Ireland veteran is always willing to get on the ball, and he is quick and neat with his passing range. He might not have the legs to play in his usual box to box position, so Gerrard smartly decided to use him in a deep-lying playmaker role.

Andy King and Glen Kamara though will keep the experienced midfielder on edge for a place in the starting lineup. However, on current form, Davis is likely to start. Of course, it is not surprising to see Rangers thinking about a one or two year deal as the former Southampton captain is already 34. So, Gerrard will be wary of not getting him on a long term contract.

Davis is also versatile enough to play in different roles in the middle, and the fact that he is always brave on the ball makes him a crucial link-up player between defence and attack. Moreover, his experience of winning titles with Rangers in his first stint will come in handy in this season’s title race with Celtic.

Having an experienced player and a leader like a figure also helps the manager off the pitch and Davis seems to be contributing immensely in the last few months.

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