STEVEN GERRARD reckons Steven Davis justified his Old Firm selection headache by starring against Celtic last month.

The midfielder produced another hugely accomplished showing to inspire Rangers to derby victory.

It was a tough call to leave Scott Arfield out and boss Gerrard said: “It’s the reason I started him. There was a big decision to be made before the game to put Davis back in or stay with Arfield as he had been so good before and with all due respect that’s what Davo gives you, it’s not just the nice passes and the quality you see on the eye.

“Davo is a person where if everything is against the team he will still stand up and put himself out there and put himself in a position to accept the ball and have responsibility. Scott will too, but they’re different types.

“That’s the reason I put him in because I knew there would be times at Celtic Park when we would suffer and have difficult moments, but with Steven Davis there he takes a lot of stress away from the team. He’s fantastic at that.”