Steven Davis MBE, is the epitome of a good, old-fashioned, consummate pro. In what has often been turbulent times at St Mary’s, the Northern Irishman has always had an air of poise about him. Yet, with the Saints embarking on another relegation dogfight, Steven Davis is out of the picture.
With collective performances on the pitch rapidly going downhill and upstairs quite frankly, being a mess, Steven Davis has been made powerless to stop the rot. Playing in a team that is nowhere near what it was in the seemingly glory days, Davis has certainly come under unfair criticism, with popular claims of: “he’s past it.” Isolated by former boss, Mark Hughes, he has barely kicked a ball in anger this season, making just three appearances.
Players such as James Ward-Prowse, who plays a similar role to Davis, are consistently in the squad every week, yet barely make an impact on proceedings. They all seem to have umpteen chances to prove themselves. Yet still, there you have Steven Davis, up in the stands, having hardly played any football but being castigated by sections of supporters.
With the January window coming up, you could not blame Steven Davis for seeking a move. Admitting to be “frustrated with game time” in a recent interview, it is feasible for the man to seek a move back to Rangers after revealing he would like to finish his career at Ibrox.
In a cut-throat, selfish footballing world, where the fans bemoan players about loyalty and attitude, supporters need to realise what they currently have in Steven Davis, MBE. Perhaps, the only way of understanding is when he’s been pushed out the exit door.