Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough has urged pundits to stop “trying to retire” Glasgow Rangers midfielder Steven Davis.
Baraclough discusses Davis
Davis equalled Peter Shilton’s British international appearance record this week against Italy as he picked up his 125th cap for his country (The Scotsman).
Speaking after the match, Baraclough suggested people should stop doubting the 36-year-old. He said (via sportsmole.co.uk):
“Certainly any questions about Steven Davis should be put to bed, hopefully.
“He was awesome in the middle of the park.
“He didn’t look out of place at all, as I knew he wouldn’t, so please stop trying to retire him.”
Plenty left to give
Despite his advanced years, Davis has still been an important player for the Gers this campaign. He has made 41 appearances in all competitions in the middle of the park (Transfermarkt) and has therefore been influential as the Ibrox outfit marched to the Premiership title recently.
Does Davis deserve his new contract?
He has just signed a new one-year contract with Rangers (BBC) and does not appear to be on the verge of retiring internationally either – it seems he still has plenty to offer. Of course, questions will be asked considering his age, but he continues to defy his critics. Hopefully, there are many more appearances to come from Davis both at club level and internationally.
In other news, Rangers fans rage at an update on this 34-year-old.
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