Steven Davis has confirmed he’s fit and ready to play for Rangers in their Scottish Premiership clash with St Mirren tomorrow (Wednesday).
Davis, at the age of 35, has started every league fixture for the Gers this month meaning that if he plays in Paisley tomorrow, he will have played three matches in the space of a week.
After the 1-0 win against Hibernian on Boxing Day, Steven Gerrard confirmed he had injury concerns about Davis’ fellow midfielders Ryan Jack and Scott Arfield.
However, it seems the hectic fixture schedule has had no great impact on veteran midfielder Davis, who is raring to go to play at St Mirren Park this week.
“I’m feeling fit and well and enjoying playing in our system,” said the Northern Irishman, as quoted by Rangers’ official Twitter account on Tuesday.
“It is all about playing the game and then preparing yourself for the next match.”
🎙️ SD: I'm feeling fit and well and enjoying playing in our system. It is all about playing the game and then preparing yourself for the next match.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) December 29, 2020
Ageing like a fine wine
You would not have guessed that Davis will celebrate his 36th birthday on Friday, one day before Rangers take on Celtic in the second Old Firm derby of the season.
The former Aston Villa and Southampton midfielder has already played 24 times in all competitions for the Light Blues this season, missing just three matches in the Scottish Premiership.
According to stats by Wyscout, only Jack [98.85] has averaged more passes per 90 minutes in the top-flight this season than Davis [88.52] while the Northern Irish veteran also ranks second for total through passes  and fourth for passes into the final-third .
He’s gone under the radar a lot this season due to how well some of his midfield team-mates have performed like Jack, Glen Kamara and Joe Aribo.
But with Arfield joining Jack on the sidelines, we need Davis to step up more than ever ahead of two huge games for Rangers.
Gerrard’s men need to get one over on St Mirren for knocking them out of the Betfred Cup on Wednesday before the big one – Rangers versus Celtic at Ibrox on Saturday.
It would be some birthday week for Davis if he can help mastermind two victories in those games.
In other Rangers news, fans have urged the club to re-sign this player as a potential “Davis replacement”.