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Steven Davis signs new one-year deal with Rangers

The midfielder says he's looking forward to Champions League football next season.

Steven Davis signs new one-year deal with Rangers SNS Group

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis has signed a contract extension with Rangers.

The veteran midfielder’s existing contract was due to expire at the end of the seaosn but he has now committed until the summer of 2022.

The 36-year-old said that winning this year’s Premiership title had concluded “unfinished business” for him and he is now eagerly anticipating Champions League football next season.

“It is a privilege to play at Rangers and every game for my boyhood club is special.

“Winning 55 was a historic moment for all of us and especially for me, as I had always said that I had unfinished business at Ibrox. As the manager has said, this is only the beginning and I am proud to continue as a Ranger for another season.

“We have plenty left to fight for this season and I am pleased that I have been able to contribute to the team.

“The manager and (sporting director) Ross Wilson were very open about their plans for me and the squad in the year ahead. I am excited for the future and especially to hear the Champions League music at Ibrox once again.”

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard welcomed Davis’ decision to commit to another year and said that he was one of the players who sets an example within the squad.

“Steven embodies professionalism and continues to set the standards required to be a Rangers player,” said the Ibrox boss. “He has been instrumental this year, playing a key role in our league success.

“Ross and I have enjoyed open dialogue with him, and acknowledge how he has handled this contact extension. Steven is low-maintenance and has much more to give our team, not only for the rest of this season but beyond.

“He is a role model to his team-mates and continues to strive to be a better version of himself. I am very pleased to have a player with Premier League and international experience on board as we look towards next season.”