By Alan Hutton

8th Sep, 2020 | 8:24pm

'Absolutely unbelievable' - Exclusive: Hutton gobsmacked by 'Amazing' Rangers player

Alan Hutton has paid tribute to the “unbelievable” Steven Davis after the Rangers star equalled the record number of appearances for Northern Ireland.

The former Gers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists the achievement is a credit to the professional attitude of the veteran midfielder over the years.

The 35-year-old started and played the full 90 minutes of his country’s 5-1 defeat to Norway on Monday to draw level with Pat Jennings’ caps record of 119.

Davis made his international bow back in 2005 in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Canada.

Hutton admits he can hardly believe the former Southampton man is still going on the international stage.

Hutton told Football Insider: “I think it’s amazing, what was it, 119 caps? It truly is unbelievable. 

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“I’m sitting here and I’ve got 50 and I played for 10 years so he’s doubled that and then some, it’s some achievement. It’s absolutely unbelievable and I think it’s just credit to himself, how hard he’s worked to stay and perform at such a high level through a number of years. 

“He’s arguably been one of their best players through that whole time so it’s something he thoroughly deserves and he’ll be looking to continue and play even more.” 

Davis has played over 600 club games to date, with 265 of those appearances for Rangers across two spell at Ibrox.

He has featured four times for Steven Gerrard this season and has started the Gers’ last two Premiership games.

In other Rangers news, it can be revealed the club have made a move to sign a £5million attacker on a pre-contract deal.