'Masterclass' - Exclusive: Robinson drools over Rangers star who previously 'Struggled' at Ibrox
Paul Robinson showered Rangers midfielder Steven Davis with praise following his performance in the Gers’ 5-0 win over Hearts on Sunday.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former England No.1 claimed Davis submitted a “midfielder masterclass” against Hearts with him demonstrating his ability to pick his passes.
Steven Gerrard’s side stormed to a comfortable victory over Hearts with Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Kent and Greg Stewart getting themselves among the goals to help out.
Robinson explained that he thought Rangers were starting to seeing the best of Davis after he previously struggled when first arriving back at Ibrox in January.
When asked about Davis’ display against Hearts, Robinson told Football Insider: “The attackers will always get the headlines in a 5-0 win, but he was a lynchpin in midfield.
“His vision, his ability to pick passes and his display against Hearts…I thought it was a midfield masterclass.
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“I think for him at 34-years-old to be churning performances out like that says it all, I don’t think it’s a one-off either, I’ve seen him a few times this season.
“I think he struggled when he first arrived in January with his match fitness, now he’s playing regularly, we’re seeing the best of him.
“I think he is the lynchpin in midfield, his vision, his ability to pick passes and I think he sets the tempo for this Rangers team.
“There have been questions about his age, whether he can cope with playing so many games due to the Europa League, he has played 28 games this season for club and country, so the amount of games isn’t a problem for him.
“Especially with him churning out performances like he did at the weekend.”
Davis spent the second-half of his 2018/19 campaign on loan at Ibrox from Southampton, before joining Gerrard’s side on a permanent basis in the summer.
The 34-year-old signed a one-year deal upon joining the club, so his current contract is set to expire at the end of the season.