Steven Davis is set to break the UK record for most international caps and Charlie Adam is blown away by the Rangers star.

He described the midfielder as phenomenal ahead of Northern Ireland vs USA, when Davis is due to earn his 126th cap – one more than England’s Peter Shilton.

Adam praised Davis’ professionalism and dedication to reach such a milestone, and also suggested he has been Rangers’ best player this year.

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Speaking to PLZ Soccer The Football Show, Adam said, “It’s phenomenal, a lad that’s just dedicated his life to being a football player and the rewards he’s getting now at the back end of his career is phenomenal.

“To get NI to a Euros is unbelievable but to get to 125 caps just shows the fitness and how he’s looked after himself is just phenomenal and he deserves every credit he gets.

“He’s a top professional and has been, you’d probably say, Rangers’ best player this season, him and Tavernier have been phenomenal.

“He’s been brilliant for Rangers in the league but also in Europe.”

Cannot understate his importance

Davis continues to be excellent week in week out and we should consider ourselves fortunate to have him.

Adam raves about his professionalism and his fitness, and rightly so, but Davis also has the biggest influence on the team than any other Gers player.

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The 36-year-old links defence to attack and is able to bring the likes of Ryan Kent, Ianis Hagi and Alfredo Morelos into the game.

Teams often come to Ibrox to sit behind the ball but thanks to Davis we are always able to sustain pressure to find a winner.

He keeps things ticking over and constantly looks for a forward pass to advance the team up the pitch or to unlock the defence.

Davis has averaged 21 forward passes per game this term and 10.8 passes per game to the final third, per WyScout.

That highlights his usefulness and without him we would lack intensity in attack.

In other Rangers news, Filip Helander names fastest Rangers player and tips teammate to become a manager.

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