Davis con­fi­dent Rangers can land league ti­tle

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODHANGOUTS -

STEVEN DAVIS be­lieves Rangers’ eas­ing in­jury list means they can main­tain their 10-point lead over Celtic in the race for the Scot­tish Premier League ti­tle.

The Norther n Ir­ish mid­fielder was on tar­get for the first time this sea­son in Wed­nes­day’s 2-0 win over St Mir­ren which saw Rangers in­crease their ad­van­tage at the top.

Victory came as Celtic were slump­ing to a 2-1 home de­feat to Hiber­nian. Rangers, who face rel­e­ga­tion-haunted Falkirk to­day, had looked a lit­tle thread­bare in re­cent weeks due to in­juries and sus­pen­sions to key play­ers.

Davis and his team­mates had to rely on a last minute goal to res­cue a point against Hearts last week­end as Wal­ter Smith called-up sev­eral youth play­ers.

How­ever, Na­cho Novo, Kenny Miller, Steven Nai­smith and Pe­dro Men­des all re­turned in the mid­week win over St Mir­ren and Davis be­lieves this can boost ti­tle hopes.

“Th­ese are dif­fi­cult times for us at the mo­ment with the num­ber of in­juries we have. This month, in par­tic­u­lar, has been quite hard,” Davis said. “But the boys who have come in have given the man­ager some­thing to think about and we are start­ing to get a cou­ple of play­ers back. We have been miss­ing a cou­ple of im­por­tant play­ers re­cently and it will be good for us to get them back.”

Davis added: “We had a great run in De­cem­ber, but since then the man­ager has had to chop and change the side about. That can be dis­rup­tive.

“If we get ev­ery­body back fit we can start play­ing bet­ter. We are ca­pa­ble of play­ing bet­ter.”

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