Shelley Kerr raves about 'Brilliant' Steven Davis in Rangers draw v St Johnstone
Shelley Kerr was impressed by what she saw from Steven Davis on Wednesday night as Rangers drew 1-1 against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park.
Liam Craig’s stoppage-time penalty earned the Saints a point in the Premiership ahead of this weekend’s Scottish Cup quarter-final between the two sides, which takes place at Ibrox.
In Perth, it was that man again Davies who starred for the Light Blues with ex-Scotland Women player Kerr paying tribute to the 36-year-old.
While it was Scott Wright who scored the goal for Rangers, it was Davis who stood out for the BBC Sportscene pundit.
“[Wright] started the game off well with a couple of penetrating runs,” said Kerr on BBC Sportscene on Wednesday night. “He was really quick in his movement, his speed and really good awareness as well.
“This one I think Steven Davis does brilliant and he’s had a brilliant season as well. But you can see Scott Wright in the picture, he has two touches to take it out of his foot and then curl it in.
“It’s a really composed finish and I know he gets some criticism about adding more numbers to his game so that’ll give him a lot of confidence.”
Davo on fire
We could say this about most of Rangers’ first-team players this season but Davis is definitely a huge contender to win the player of the year award.
While he’s not there grabbing goals and assists every week, he’s someone who sits in the middle, works hard, wins the ball and creates opportunities in every single game he plays.
It’s actually impossible to try and remember a bad game by the former Southampton and Aston Villa midfielder.
Davis has played 45 times in all competitions this season for the Light Blues, which is no easy feat considering he’s 36-years-old.
Nevertheless, only Ryan Jack [94.69] has completed more passes per 90 minutes than Davo [83.73] in the Premiership this season while his 90.73 per cent pass accuracy is only bettered by one outfield player who isn’t at an Old Firm club [Wyscout].
Davis is a modern-day Rangers legend and he’ll be as happy as anyone to life the league trophy at the end of this season.
In other Rangers news, there’s been a massive update on Alfredo Morelos’ future at Ibrox.