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Gary McAllister hails the influence of Steven Davis on others at Rangers

Sheyi Ojo of Rangers (L), with Steven Davis of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg match between Rangers and Midtjylland at Ibrox Stadium on August 15,...

The Ibrox assistant manager is delighted with the example that the midfielder sets in Rangers training.

Sheyi Ojo of Rangers (L), with Steven Davis of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg match between Rangers and Midtjylland at Ibrox Stadium on August 15,...

Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister is loving what he's seen from midfielder Steven Davis this season, The Scottish Sun report.

Davis arrived on loan from Southampton in January. His form in the second half of last season was enough to convince the Gers he was worth giving a permanent contract this summer.

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He's been a crucial cog in the Rangers machine for a number of months now. Despite being 34 looks as crucial as ever in the heart of Steven Gerrard's midfield.

Now McAllister has revealed that the veteran is also setting the tone for younger players on the training pitch.

 

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said: "The younger midfield players definitely benefit from working beside Steven Davis.

"He doesn’t just skip through training. What you see at the weekend is what we see here at the training centre every day.

"We don’t flog people in training. With the amount of games we play, it is short and sharp. And Steven is always one who is particularly lively."

For Rangers to have a player with such experience and quality able to help younger players is a huge benefit, without even considering what be brings to the team on the pitch.

Stuart Downing of Blackburn Rovers (right) breaks away from Steven Davis of Glasgow Rangers during the pre-season friendly between Glasgow Rangers and Blackburn Rovers at Ibrox Stadium on...

With players such as Joe Aribo and Greg Docherty still not having reached their full potential, they can learn plenty from the Northern Ireland international.

Davis has experience of winning trophies at Ibrox and if the club are to follow up last season's progress under Gerrard with tangible rewards this term then he will be absolutely crucial.

Considering the Ibrox side did not shell out on a transfer fee for the player, there's no doubt he is proving to be one of the best bargains brought through their doors in recent years.

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