By Saikat Mandal

22nd Apr, 2022 | 8:15pm

Van Bronckhorst should allow Steven Davis to leave Rangers in summer

The summer transfer window will be massive for Rangers, irrespective of what they achieve this season. 

Giovanni van Bronckhorst needs proper backing in the summer window to bring players of his choice, and likewise, make room by allowing players to leave. 

Already, he sanctioned the departure of Nathan Patterson, and his exit hasn’t left a hole in the squad. 

The Dutchman needs to make some bold decisions, and one of them is to sort out the future of Steven Davis. Simple, he should allow him to run down his contract and let him leave the club as a free agent. 

Make no mistake, Davis is a top-class midfielder, and he is still showing his class in whatever opportunities he is getting at the moment. 

Kris Boyd labelled him on Sky Sports (as relayed by The Scottish Sun) a “fantastic” player after he came off the bench against St Mirren and produced a wonderful display. 

David has a contract at the club till the end of the season, and as of now, there have been no talks of a new deal. No one knows what’s going to happen next. 

While there could be an urge to extend his stay at the club, considering his experience, Van Bronckhorst must make a ruthless call and ditch that idea. 

The 37-year-old is approaching the fag end of his career, and keeping him at the side means he can only be a squad player.

Instead, why not the club should look for the future ahead? There will be a room for new addition if he leaves (with all the good blessings from the club) or maybe Van Bronckhorst can promote someone from the academy ranks. 

It’s not an easy decision to make, but that’s what managers do… they make tough calls. 

In other Rangers news, van Bronckhorst has called for Sakala to step up amid the Gers’ injury crisis.