STEVEN DAVIS is confident Rangers boss Steven Gerrard can help bring out the best in him this term as he sets his sights on an extended stay in Light Blue.

The Northern Irishman clinched his return to Ibrox this week as he put pen-to-paper on a six-month loan deal from Southampton.

Davis jetted out to Tenerife to join up with Gerrard’s squad as the 38-year-old puts his players through their paces at their winter training base.

And he could make his return to competitive action when Rangers kick-off their Scottish Cup campaign with a trip to Cowdenbeath next Friday night.

Davis is out of contract at St Mary’s at the end of the season and looks to have played his last game for the side that he joined seven years ago when he quit his boyhood heroes.

And he reckons the Gers fans will see an even better version of him this time around as he looks to inspire Gerrard’s side to silverware success this term.

Davis said: “He’s an icon of the game and someone I always looked up to.

“He was one of the best midfielders around and I am sure I can learn a lot from him.

“It wasn’t easy to play against him, he had everything in his locker but hopefully he can give me some tips and help me improve my own game.

“Listen, you are always learning as a player. Gareth McAuley is a great example to us all in terms of how to look after yourself.

“I think I am a better player than the one that left Rangers but you are always learning.

“I hope I have improved, I feel my game has progressed for having played in England.

“I am open to staying, it’s a conversation we will have in the summer.

“The six-month thing was done just so I could get out here and join up with the boys.”