Rangers have lacked creativity and mental strength this season. Well, Steven Davis has both of these in abundance and his influence needs to be felt again at Ibrox next season.
His contract at Southampton expires at the end of this campaign, and according to Football Insider, the player believes a permanent move to the Gers is on the cards after a successful loan spell. His experience is needed to correct the issues this season has thrown up.
Since making the loan move to Rangers in January, he’s made 15 appearances and started four of the last five Scottish Premiership fixtures. If he’s around next season, his experience can stop the team going missing in big games, just as they did in the Scottish Cup quarter-final.
His creativity will be needed, with Gerrard voicing his regret at not signing at number 10 in January. Davis has the ability to pick out one of the forward with ease and create much more chances than a less-experienced midfielder would.
Yes, he’s 34-years-old and to give him too big of a contract would be stupid. He’d have to take a huge pay-cut compared to what he will have been earning for Southampton, but if he really wants to play for the Gers then that shouldn’t be a problem at all.
Gerrard needs a balance of young talent and experienced pros to go for the title next season, and if he manages to secure Davis on a permanent basis, and buy some young talent elsewhere, they’ll have that right balance to win the league.
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