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Rangers' Davis looking ahead after transfer window closes

Rangers midfielder Steven Davis is confident that the shutting of the transfer window means the club can now crack on with the job. The reigning Scottish champions had a topsy-turvy summer market, bringing in some fresh faces, but failing in their bid for some of manager Ally McCoist's top targets.

However, Davis feels that now all the talk is over, 'Gers can get down to business and chase a fourth-straight title with a fairly settled squad, which unfortunately will not be competing in Europe this season so really only have one piece of silverware to put all their efforts into.

"Football is like that sometimes," he told the Daily Record.

"Perhaps people were trying to exploit the fact we had been put out of Europe but it is nice to have the squad still together and the manager now knows what he can work with.

"I'm sure the gaffer would have liked to get another couple of players in but, all in all, he will be happy with the business he has done.

"He has managed to get more players in who have good quality.

"That will add competitiveness to the squad and that is what we have been lacking over the past couple of years.

"The manager learned from the best in Walter (Smith) and also took the Scottish Cup team over the last two seasons.

"It was still a big transition to go from assistant to full-time manager but he has stepped into the role well.

"Losing in Europe was disappointing and so was our performance against Aberdeen in the SPL just before the international break. It wasn't the best but you have to grind out results.

"We have a couple of massive games when we get back from international duty against Dundee United at Tannadice then Celtic at Ibrox. These are matches to look forward to."

Andrew Slevison
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