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Rangers midfielder Steven Davis agrees new one-year contract extension

Davis will play his tenth season at Ibrox after signing a new 12-month deal with the club.

Rangers midfielder Steven Davis agrees new one-year contract extension at Ibrox SNS Group
Davis said he was desperate to win more silverware with his boyhood club.

Steven Davis insists he is hungry for more silverware at Rangers after putting pen to paper on a one-year contract extension with the club.

The 37-year-old made 31 appearances for the Gers last season, lifting the Scottish Cup and reaching the Europa League final.

The midfielder will play a tenth season at Ibrox after manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst moved to tie him down for an additional 12 months.

His contract was due to expire at the end of the season.

Davis will captain Northern Ireland in games against Greece and Kosovo in between two meetings with Cyprus on Nations League duty over the next fortnight before joining up with his Rangers teammates again at the end of June.

He told the club’s website: “It was a really important season for us last year, and to finish on a high with the Scottish Cup was important for the team and the group and we want to try and kick on again next year now.

“Growing up as a Rangers fan, it was always going to be special pulling on the jersey, and I have been very fortunate to do it the number of times that I have and to have some of the memories I have had.

“We know success is what is demanded at the club, and you want to play at the highest level possible, and we have shown we are capable of doing that as a group, so it is really important we try to kick on next season and get our hands on more silverware.”

Davis has made more than 350 appearances for the club across two loan and two permanent spells, lifting the Premiership title on four occasions.

He also represented Aston Villa, Fulham and Southampton.

Rangers’ sporting director, Ross Wilson, said Davis would be given the opportunity to further his coaching ambitions at the club during the course of his deal.

He added: “It’s great that we will continue to have Steven’s influence and understanding of Rangers with the group over the course of the next 12 months. I’ve known Steven a long time now, both as a player and character who sets standards every day.

“Steven and Gio had a really good chat about how the manager sees the next 12 months, and as a club we are also keen to support Steven’s development in his coaching aspirations when the time is right and when he wants to do that.”