With limited game time in recent months, Northern Ireland midfielder Steven Davis seemed likely to leave the club in the January transfer window he did just that, heading back to former club Rangers.
With the 34-year-old’s deal at St Mary’s Stadium coming to an end this coming summer, everyone had already accepted his time with us was coming to an end now following his long association (and better times with us) following his arrival from north of the border back in the summer of 2012.
With ups and downs over his 200+ matches the vast majority of fans will clearly wish him well for the future as he winds down his career, and that has always been the common message since he secured the loan in the second half of the year.
With the season almost over, the player himself has been speaking recently about his future and admitted a permanent deal at Ibrox is on the cards and discussions have already been held.
Quoted by Sky Sports he explained.
“We have had conversations and that’s obviously something we will look to do. I am just concentrating on the games at the minute but I would like to be here. I feel I have got a big part to play, I feel I can bring a lot to the team. I feel we have a hungry group of players who have a real desire to start bringing trophies back to the club. There’s been a lot of good work and good progress done this season and we need to try and take that to another level next year.”
Good to see him impress on his return and with him appearing to be on the verge of a new deal being in place ready to sign, I think most will be pleased he has been able to sort his future given his service to us over the years.