STEVEN DAVIS has issued a message to fans in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis across the world.

The Northern Ireland captain at home with his young family as the whole country adapts to a new normal.

Despite the pause in football, Davis is still keeping fit away from the Rangers Training Centre, ready to resume when the action returns.

He gave this message to Rangers fans: “There is a lot of uncertainty and worry for everyone around the world right now.

“I know what an institution like Rangers means to our loyal fans but football must be secondary right now and it’s vital we follow the advice of the government to get this virus under control.

“Football and sport in general play a massive role for the health and wellbeing for millions around the world, both physically and mentally, and this virus is impacting everyone in all aspects of life.

“Naturally we are all concerned for our family, friends and loved ones but hopefully in time we’ll be able to get back to normality and for us as players and fans get back to the joy of being back out on the pitch and supporting our team.

“As players we’re in constant contact with the club as things progress. We’ve been given specific fitness and dietary programmes to follow in the coming weeks.

“This is to enable us to be in the best physical condition possible, to be ready for the challenges of the current season being played out to an end.

“Rangers wouldn’t exist without its fans; therefore I personally do not believe games should be played behind closed doors. Hopefully this season can be played to a finish at the earliest but safest opportunity.

“Stay safe, follow government guidelines and look after yourself. Thank you to the NHS staff, and all key workers across the UK.”

Article Copyright © 2019. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to www.rangers.co.uk