Steven Davis caught the eye of the Rangers supporters during their 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers.
The 34-year-old played the first hour of the friendly in Steven Gerrard’s 4-3-3 formation and he certainly impressed. The Northern Irishman looked good alongside Ryan Jack and Scott Arfield in the heart of the midfield.
It took the English side just five minutes to score in the absence of Davis though, with Lewis Travis levelling the score at 1-1 on 65 minutes. Jermain Defoe had put the Gers a goal up with his first-half strike, but without the Northern Ireland captain Gerrard’s men were pegged back.
The ex-Southampton skipper signed on a permanent deal this summer having joined on loan from the Premier League side in January.
And he will be hoping for more performances like the Blackburn friendly over the course of his one-year deal – he is surely desperate to bring success back to the club that gave him the platform to succeed way back in 2008, when he spent four years at Ibrox and won eight trophies.
Here’s what the fans had to say about Davis’ dominant display on Twitter after the game:
Steve Davis is a rolls royce of a player, oozing class !!
— BigA 1978 (@biga_1978) July 21, 2019
A fit Steve Davis is a cut above
How good does he look
— chris graham (@chrisblue1982) July 21, 2019
Steve Davis was easily motm today, a class act ??
— Blue Billy (@walterwalk) July 21, 2019
Could watch Steve Davis stroll around a pitch all day.
— Jordan Tait (@JordyT8) July 21, 2019
Steve Davis the driving force of our midfield what a fantastic game he had yesterday ??
— john mc (@johnmcfaulds1) July 22, 2019
Good run out for Rangers should have had the game out of sight in the first half. Steve Davis will be crucial for us this year and getting the balance of league and cup fixtures correct will be key for us picking up any silverware.
— Jordan (@JRS__91) July 21, 2019
Steve Davis ??
— Jk (@jamiekyle15) July 21, 2019
Great performance by Steve Davis today We were better team for 60 mins and erratic after changes to much risky defending was our undoing However it was only a friendly
— Alan Carmichael (@AlanC_44) July 21, 2019