Kris Boyd says Steven Davis could extend his Rangers contract
Kris Boyd believes that Rangers veteran Steven Davis could stay at the club next year after his impressive display against Motherwell over the weekend.
The 37-year-old’s Light Blues contract runs out at the end of the season having extended his deal by a year in 2021.
However, Boyd has insisted the midfielder’s time at Ibrox might not be up yet and he could even feature against RB Leipzig in the Europa League semi-final.
He told The Herald: “People like Steven Davis, they don’t become bad players overnight. I still think he can have an impact in Rangers even next year.
“He’s a good type, he’ll always work his hardest. That showed at the weekend where after not playing as much he’s asked to come in and perform, he does what he does.
“He keeps the ball simple and sometimes that’s the hardest thing to do.
“Is there a case for him coming back in?
He added: “Because there’s that striker missing, you have to fill that void with someone else. There’s a case for Davis to come in and play as a tight three.”
He has been a great player for Rangers over the years but if the club want to progress – which this season proves they need to – then they have to get rid of Davis.
It is brutal given his history with the club but he hasn’t got the legs for it anymore and coming on and impressing in the occasional cameo hardly warrants a new contract.
He has barely featured this season and when he does play, he more often than not comes off the bench. He surely won’t be happy with that and will be looking forward to the end of his long and illustrious career.
The Bears could even offer him a coaching role in some capacity at the club if he wanted to stay around but for the sake of the team, he should hang up his boots when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Rangers need to undergo a little bit of a rebuild in the summer and cut the deadwood off this squad, replacing them with younger, hungrier players that will be vital to the long-term success of this club.
They desperately need to look to the future over the next couple of windows with a lot of this group of players approaching the end of their primes.