Rangers edged past Kilmarnock 1-0 at Ibrox on Saturday to move a step closer to winning the Scottish Premiership title.
The Gers went 21 points clear of Celtic thanks to a stunning Ryan Jack finish after 37 minutes played. It was enough to give Steven Gerrard’s men a 14th consecutive home win in the league.
Gerrard has transformed the squad into a group of champions. Since coming in, the Englishman has led Rangers to 93 wins and just 18 defeats. For the last nine seasons, Celtic have dominated without any genuine challengers.
With this extraordinary side, times are finally changing.
One man who stood out, in particular, was Steven Davis. The Northern Irishman turned 36 in January but performed with the energy of a man half his age. He’s ageing like a fine wine.
The midfielder has now played 26 times in the Scottish top-flight this season, with an astonishing 1,954 minutes overall. He’s also played in seven Europa League games where we’ve remained undefeated.
He rolled back the years against 10th placed Killie. Davis made eleven recoveries and four interceptions over the 90 minutes. He completed 83% of passes successfully and 100% of his attempted dribbles [WyScout]. Not bad for a player in his mid-thirties.
Rangers fans were very pleased by the performance of Davis yesterday. Ibrox News has picked out the best of the reaction on Twitter for you to have a look through.
Steven Davis is just top drawer btw 👏
— Baldy Barisic 31 🇭🇷 (@B_Barisic31) February 13, 2021
With a truly amazing goal from Ryan Jack, but what a show from Steven Davis, outstanding 👏👏👏
— Real.Ian.Welsh↙️ (@RFC_IJW_75) February 14, 2021
Steven Davis is the best midfielder I’ve seen since Barry. No one comes close
— carson1912 (@carson1912sback) February 14, 2021
Steven Davis is an absolutely fantastic player and the perfect role model for any young player trying to make their way in the game.
He was rolling back the years today, outstanding🇬🇧
— OfficialRangersMedia (@URangersmedia) February 13, 2021
Steven Davis for player of the year. Players, Writers, the lot.
— Simon (@simon1872) February 13, 2021
Steven Davis is without doubt the player of the season
— Billy_M_ (@billmac83) February 13, 2021
Steven Davis was once again Rangers TV’s man of the match in the 1 – 0 win over Kilmarnock today! 👏 pic.twitter.com/2SjKjuixB8
— Rangers FC & Linfield FC (@bluesbrothers86) February 13, 2021
In other Rangers news, manager Steven Gerrard was blown away by Davis’ performance against Kilmarnock.