By Amir Mir

Former Rangers midfielder Steven Davis has laughed off speculation on Twitter linking him with rivals Celtic.

The Southampton midfielder ,who is preparing for his club’s opening Premier League fixture against Watford on Saturday, was quick to quash any rumours linking him with Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Davis came through the youth ranks at Aston Villa before a four-year spell at Rangers in which he made 204 appearances in all competitions for the club.

But he dismissed any suggestion on Sunday night that he could be heading towards Parkhead by uploading a amusing clip from Jim Carrey movie Me, Myself and Irene.

“That moment you are being linked with Celtic,” Davis wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Never going to happen.”

The hard working midfielder lifted three Scottish Premier League titles with the Ibrox club between 2008 and 2012, and won the Scottish Players’ player of the year for the 2009-10 season.

A Northern Ireland international, the 31-year-old is regarded as one of the top midfielders currently playing in England’s top flight.

Davis made 46 appearances in all competitions last season as the Saints finished in the top six in what was another fine season for the side.

The Northern Irishman was a pivotal part of a Southampton team that found the balance between attack and defence in 2015-16 as they scored 59 goals and conceded 41 goals in the 38-game season.

In other Rangers transfer news, midfielder Joey Barton claims the atmosphere at the Ibrox is the best he has ever witnessed.