The likes of James Tavernier and Jermain Defoe may have stolen the headlines for Rangers during the 4-0 win against Ross County, but it was a classy performance from Steven Davis that helped the Gers secure the win.
The Northern Ireland international used all his experience on what could have been a tricky afternoon for Rangers, with the Scottish Premiership strugglers doing all they could to limit the away side’s opportunities in front of goal.
Davis started in midfield alongside Joe Aribo and Glen Kamara and the 35-year-old’s class was clear to see.
Davis acted as an influential figure in the middle of the park, clocking 123 touches of the ball, more than any other Rangers player, according to WhoScored.
Couple that with an impressive 89% pass success rate at Victoria Park and it becomes clear to see why Davis is so highly thought of.
While he did not register a goal or an assist, it was his defence-splitting pass that allowed Tavernier to square the ball across goal for Kemar Roofe to make it 1-0.
The former Southampton man also pleased some Rangers supporters with a clever piece of skill that did not go unnoticed, picking out Roofe with a brilliant ‘Rabona’ pass.
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With 631 club appearances to his name, few can match the experience that Davis has in this Rangers team and that know-how could be crucial during the second half of the campaign.
Given their form this season and the 13-point lead they now hold ahead of Celtic, some Rangers players could be forgiven for displaying some nerves or getting ahead of themselves, but Davis is acting as the experienced lynchpin in Gerrard’s side as they continue to impress at the top of the table.
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