Davis facing uncertain summer

Midfielder seeking permanent switch to boyhood idols

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Steven Davis is sweating on Rangers and Fulham striking an agreement to make his switch to Ibrox permanent.

The midfielder joined the Gers on loan in January and quickly became a firm fixture in Walter Smith's first-team plans.

He helped the Glasgow giants to a domestic cup double, while also narrowly missing out on an SPL title and Uefa Cup winners' medal.

It is understood that a host of Premier League clubs, including West Ham, Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Blackburn, are keen on keeping him in England, but the Northern Ireland international has reiterated his desire to secure a move north of the border.

Incredible

"I've loved every minute of my time at Rangers and winning the Scottish Cup helped heal the pain of losing the title and the UEFA Cup Final," he told the Daily Record.

"The fans took to me straight away and I want to thank them for that because it really helped me to settle in quickly and made sure I enjoyed my football from day one.

"Just going there was a dream but to win two cups and get into a Euro final was incredible.

"I've a lot of mementos with me like shirts and, of course, my medals but I really hope I haven't worn the Rangers shirt for a final time.

"It was a lifelong dream to play for the club and what fan wouldn't want to play there?"

First choice

Meanwhile, Danish forward Peter Lovenkrands has pleaded with Smith to take him back to Ibrox over the summer.

The winger has endured a frustrating two-year spell with German outfit Schalke and is desperate to return to Scotland after spending six years with the Gers between 2000 and 2006.

"As everyone knows, Rangers are a club that really mean a lot to me," he said.

"I am under contract at Schalke for one more year so I can't speak too much about where my future might be.

"But the club have not made clear to me whether they want me or not. I loved my time in Glasgow and my wife is Scottish, it's a second home for me.

"My agent hasn't spoken to me yet about any approach. But if I move on this summer, there's no doubt Rangers would be my first choice."