Lomas will fight for Davidson
St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas insists Rangers will have to offer more than £1million if he is to even consider selling Murray Davidson.
Last Updated: 21/11/11 10:50am
New St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas insists Rangers will have to offer more than £1million if he is to even consider selling Murray Davidson.
The 23-year-old midfielder was an impressive performer as the Saints battled to a goalless draw against the Glasgow giants at Ibrox on Saturday.
The contest marked Lomas' first game in charge at McDiarmid Park, after replacing new Bristol City boss Derek McInnes earlier this month.
The former Northern Ireland international claims he has already seen enough of Davidson to value him in excess of £1million, significantly more than the offer Rangers made in the summer, which former boss McInnes labelled as 'ridiculous'.
"I've already got the handcuffs out for Murray," Lomas told the Daily Record. "He's a fantastic player and we saw at Ibrox what he's all about.
"He got forward into the box throughout the match and showed what a fantastic athlete he is.
"I know Rangers tried to sign him in the summer and Murray is good enough - but hopefully not just yet.
"If we're talking about him moving on it'll need to be one hell of an offer. He's worth over a million quid."
When quizzed on a potential move to Ally McCoist's men Davidson was non-committal, telling the Daily Record: "I can't affect whether Rangers or whoever come in for me in January, all I can affect are my performances on the park.
"If they're of a standard that isn't good enough I'll find myself out of the St Johnstone team, never mind any other team.
"I'm 100% focused on St Johnstone."