Davis focusing on results
Steven Davis insists Rangers will strive to continue performing on the pitch amid the club's financial uncertainties.
By Jamie Casey
Last Updated: 09/02/10 7:22pm
Steven Davis insists him and his Rangers teammates will strive to continue performing on the pitch amid the club's financial uncertainties.
Rangers are actively seeking fresh investment to the club after it was revealed they are £31million in debt to Lloyds Banking Group, with owner David Murray ready to sell.
Manager Walter Smith has publicly voiced his concerns over the future of the Scottish giants, and he looks set to lose further players from his title-chasing squad this summer as the debt takes its toll on his job.
Smith lost midfielder Pedro Mendes to Sporting Lisbon in January and top-scorer Kris Boyd could leave for free at the end of the season while Barcelona are believed to be tracking Madjid Bougherra.
However, Northern Ireland international Davis maintains the financial situation is not for him or his team-mates to get involved in, and is instead focused on continuing their quest to retain their Scottish Premier League title.
"It's not going to have any affect on us between now and the end of the season," he said.
"Everybody in the dressing room has the same aim - to win the title again this year.
"We've got ourselves in a good position but there is still a lot of football to be played and a lot of tough games, starting with Motherwell tomorrow night (Wednesday).
"From a player's point of view, all you can have an effect on is the games you play. The rest will take care of itself. We can't worry about that too much.
"We are paid to do a job on the field and hopefully we can continue to do that."
Rangers hold a 10-point gap over city rivals Celtic and also boast a much superior goal difference, but Davis is only thinking of his own team's progress.
"You have to concentrate on yourself and concentrate on each individual game as it comes along and that's what we have been doing recently," he said.
"We have the same mentality in every game, we give 100% and hopefully our quality will shine through and we keep banging out results.
"We've got ourselves in a great position at the moment with the 10-point lead and we want to try and keep that for as long as possible.
"We've got a lot of important games coming up, a lot of tough games, and it's vital that we continue to win our games and keep that gap.
"We still have Celtic to play twice before the end of the season and we won't be taking our advantage for granted."
Davis has been instrumental in Rangers' march towards another title and was recently awarded for his efforts with the Clydesdale Bank Premier League player of the month award.
"It's nice to be rewarded for your performances and the hard work you put in," he said.
"The manager has given me a role in the centre of midfield recently and I've relished it. I just want to continue improving my form and continue getting the goals.
"As long as the team is doing well, that's the most important thing."