By Joe Ellis

28th Sep, 2022 | 9:10am

Rangers: Steven Davis won't be pushed into 'knee-jerk' Northern Ireland decision

Steven Davis may have signed a contract extension with Rangers over the summer but his international future remains very undecided.

The 37-year-old played was in Ian Baraclough’s side on Tuesday that were beaten 3-1 by Greece in the UEFA Nations League in what was his 140th cap for his country.

Once again, though, he was asked post-game about his future and how long he would continue to be available for Baracough to select but he is adamant that he won’t be pushed towards a decision.

“I think it is important to reflect and not make knee-jerk decisions,” Davis said, as quoted by The Independent. “When that day does come it will be very emotional for me to be honest.

“Everyone knows how much it means to me, playing for Northern Ireland. I think I need to really feel I can still contribute as much as I want to and that has to be shared amongst everybody.”

Why retire?

While Davis is still able to play for both Rangers and Northern Ireland with equal levels of consistency, there is no reason for him to hang up his international boots whatsoever.

He may be 37 years of age but he has kept himself in great physical condition as Giovanni van Bronckhorst has seen on countless occasions during his time at Ibrox.

He obviously won’t be able to play every minute of every game but then again, nobody can as an outfield player so he is not any different to a 21-year-old in that regard.

Little niggles and recovery might take a day or two longer than if he were a spring chicken but that is to be expected in reality.

If Davis wants to carry on playing for Northern Ireland until he is 40 and beyond, then he has the ability to do that and he could easily carry on with Rangers for that long too.

In other Rangers news, Neil Doncaster has fired back at the Light Blues after the SPFL’s Sky Sports TV deal was announced on Tuesday.