By Mike Slater

18th Apr, 2021 | 4:45pm

Ally McCoist & Chris Sutton blown away by Rangers ace Steven Davis v Celtic

Ally McCoist and Chris Sutton were blown away by Rangers midfielder Steven Davis in the first half of the Scottish Cup clash with Celtic.

The veteran enforcer opened the scoring at Ibrox, as Joe Aribo’s deflected effort fell into his path to acrobatically put the Bears ahead in the Old Firm.

Sutton suggested that it was fortunate, but ultimately agreed with McCoist that all the credit had to go to Davis for the finish.

Speaking during live commentary of the game on Premier Sports, McCoist was thrilled by the overhead kick attempt from Davis to open the scoring.

“The acrobatic finish is top class,” he said.

“Aribo comes in, we’ve seen him do it before, onto his left foot, the shot gets deflected; that is almost centre-forward like.”

Sutton agreed although he did suggest that there was a huge slice of luck for the Northern Ireland international in the opening stages.

“It’s a brilliant finish.

“Scott Brown is playing Steve Davis onside, maybe gets a bit fortunate with the deflection, but real innovation there.”


We were all used to McCoist popping up with goals like this during his career, but we have never imagined Davis flinging himself acrobatically to open the scoring.

It is a testament to just how professional the Bears veteran is, and how important he is to this squad under Steven Gerrard, who will have enormous trust in him.

There aren’t many who deserve this moment more than Davis, who would have had the perfect end to the season if this ends with a domestic double.

A 55th title, a new contract, a double and an Old Firm goal, we can’t think of many better months than what Davis could enjoy in Glasgow; long may it continue.

In other Rangers news, this Bears star has hit back at Ibrox-exit rumours, Alex McLeish previously demanded £10m+