Rangers complete signings of Davis and Defoe

Steven Gerrard gets off to a winning start with Rangers
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 06: Scott Arfield of Rangers is congratulated by his team mates after scoring a goal in the second half of the game during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Rangers have announced the signing of Steven Davis on loan from Southampton until the end of the season.

The Northern Ireland international last night sealed his return to Rangers on a six-month loan spell after finding himself on the periphery at the St. Mary’s.

Davis previously had a four-year spell with the Ibrox club, winning eight major trophies and helping the club to three Scottish Premiership titles.

The addition of Davis marked the second high-profile loan deal completed by Steven Gerrard’s side on Sunday following news of a loan move by Jermain Defoe to the Ibrox.

The 36-year-old joins Rangers from Bournemouth to bolster the club’s frontline in as they seek to challenge Celtic for the league title this season.

“He has previously captained the club and been captain for his country and Southampton, so we welcome yet another leader into our dressing room,” said Gerrard on the club’s official website.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 08: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers shoots at goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Hibernian and Rangers at Easter Road on March 08, 2019 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Gerrard wants to motivate his players

Rangers were kicked out after losing against Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup Quarterfinals and will only focus now on the league.

“I’m delighted to be able to welcome Jermain to Rangers.”

“He is an exceptionally talented striker and vastly experienced footballer who has scored goals at every club he has played for.”

“We look forward to integrating him into the squad whilst we work in Tenerife over the next week.”

Meanwhile, Rangers have also announced the signings of Glenn Kamara and Jordan Jones on pre-contract agreements.