Noel Whelan has tipped Steven Davis to land a new Rangers contract after Steven Gerrard described him as “priceless”.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aberdeen and Leeds United striker claimed the 36-year-old midfielder has proved this season that he still has “loads left in the tank”.

Davis has made 33 appearances for the Light Blues this season and has been heavily relied upon in the absence of Scott Arfield and Ryan Jack.

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Speaking after Saturday’s 1-0 win over Kilmarnock, Gerrard heaped praise on the centre-midfielder and described him as ‘priceless’ to his side both on and off the field.

Whelan is adamant the club will table Davis, who is out of contract this summer, a new contract.

“I think a new deal will be on the table,” he told Football Insider.

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“He has more than proved his worth this season and I think it is important that you keep these type of players at the club. You need experience at the club. He has still got loads left in the tank, lots to offer.

“It is very hard sometimes when you are having such a good season to keep the core of your squad together, but I am sure Steven Gerrard will do everything in his power to do that. Even if it is just for one more season because they will be desperate to defend the title.

“We have already seen Rangers delve into the transfer market – he is rebuilding and planning already. Davis is a player they will be desperate to keep.” 

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