STEVEN DAVIS has been reflecting on the first half of Rangers’ season, and reckons the Light Blues carry forward so many positives.
Davis has been one of a number of standouts so far this season for Gers, with this January marking a year since he returned to Ibrox from Southampton.
He’s been impressed by his teammates’ ‘resilience’ to dig out points, but warned there is still a long way to go.
Speaking to RangersTV in Dubai, the Northern Ireland skipper said: “There are a lot of positives for us to take from the first part of the season. We have shown a good level of consistency and there is obviously great quality within the team and competition for places as well.
“I think in games we have shown a real resilience as well and got points where maybe we would have dropped them last season.
“But there is a lot of hard work ahead and a lot to play for in the second part of the season.”
The last 12 months have held many highlights for both Davis and Rangers, and while he admits he’s had to slightly alter his game for this spell at Gers as opposed to the last, his role is one he feels he is thriving in.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it,” he continued. “I think after a difficult start in terms of getting myself up to speed, towards the end of last season it was important for me coming back to get a good pre-season under my belt and try to kick-on again.
“Obviously up until I got that injury in December where I missed a few games, everything was going well so hopefully that was just a little blip and then off the back of a good result I got a week away with the family which was nice and then it’s been back to work this week.
“I think I still try to show similar qualities [as last time]. I’ve probably had to adapt my game a little bit and change my position as well, but I feel very comfortable with the position I’m playing with the structure we have, and at the minute it’s a position I have enjoyed.”
The first half of the season ended, of course, with victory at Parkhead in the Old Firm clash.
It’s a day that won’t be quickly forgotten by the club’s supporters, but for Davis and the players, while knowing they’ll take plenty from it, the game is now parked and they’re looking to the challenges ahead.
He added: “Listen it was a huge result for us and there is no getting away from that. Ultimately, it’s only three points so we can’t get carried away.
“There is no doubt from the Cup Final, where we were on the wrong end of the result, judging by the performance, we took a lot of confidence from that and again we will do the same with the last result against Celtic there.
“So it is important for us just to keep showing that desire in every game and make sure we start where we left off when we get back.”