Rangers are ready to open talks with veteran midfielder Steven Davis over a new contract, Football Insider has learned.
The Northern Irishman, 34, signed a one-year contract with the Light Blues at the start of the summer after initially joining the club for a second time in January on loan from Southampton.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Steven Gerrard has been ‘blown away’ by the central midfielder since he got his match fitness up to speed.
Davis has established himself as a key player in the team and undisputed first choice this season.
He has made 14 appearances, 12 of which have been in the starting XI, and delivered his latest midfield masterclass in Saturday’s 5-0 thumping of Aberdeen.
Rangers are ready to discuss an extension with Davis and tie him down beyond next June.
The 107-times Northern Ireland international was a three-time title winner under Walter Smith during his initial stint at Rangers and was part of the team that reached the Uefa Cup Final.
He was in and out of the side when he returned for a second spell in January, after being frozen out at Southampton under their former manager Mark Hughes.
But he has excelled in the new campaign, forming a strong midfield partnership with anchorman Ryan Jack.
Davis’ role is to retain the ball and set the tempo for Gerrard’s side with his experience and ability to handle the glaring Ibrox spotlight.