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Pundits Michael Stewart and Steven Thompson praise Rangers star Steven Davis

Feyenoord's Peruvian midfielder Renato Tapia (L) vies with Glasgow Rangers' Northern Ireland midfielder Steven Davis (R) during the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between...

The BBC men have hailed the Ibrox midfielder for his last ditch clearance for Rangers on Sunday.

Feyenoord's Peruvian midfielder Renato Tapia (L) vies with Glasgow Rangers' Northern Ireland midfielder Steven Davis (R) during the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between...

BBC Scotland pundits Michael Stewart and Steven Thompson have praised Rangers midfielder Steven Davis for his goal-saving contribution against St Johnstone on Sunday, speaking on highlights programme Sportscene.

Although eventual 4-0 winners, the Gers were 2-0 up when Davis made a stunning double block on the line to deny Tommy Wright's men a way back into the game at McDiarmid Park.

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For some it was a controversial moment, as it was not initially clear that the ball had not crossed over the line.

Replays and different camera angles did eventually show that the Northern Ireland international had managed to get his leg in the way of the goal-bound effort.

Speaking on BBC Sportscene, former Gers man Thompson said: "I mean that first block there, it really is superb."

Stewart would go on to add: "The second one is better because he has to actually keep his left foot behind him and naturally you would think he's going to motion forward. You can see quite clearly where he keeps his left heel in place.

"That is a phenomenal block."

 

Davis as important as ever

His double clearance against St Johnstone may not have been a match-winning contribution, but it was a brilliant intervention to deny a goal that could have breathed life into Saints with just a few minutes remaining.

Despite being 34-years-old, Davis seems as crucial as ever to securing results for the Gers.

Gerrard called him the 'man-of-the-match by some distance' in his post-match comments (The Evening Express).

Valerian Gvilia  of Legia Warsaw vies with Steven Davis of Rangers during the UEFA Europa League Play Off First Leg match between Rangers FC and Legia Warsaw at Ibrox Stadium on August 29,...

Having a player of his quality and experience is a massive asset to the Ibrox boss, who knows he needs winners in his dressing room and on the pitch if the team are to main consistency in results over the coming period.

Signed on a free transfer after the expiration of his contract in the summer, following a loan in Glasgow, his budget transfer must be one of the best of this season in Scotland.

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