Southampton new boy Davis: I hope Rangers fans forgive me

Southampton signing Steven Davis hopes that Rangers supporters don’t hold grudges against him for leaving the club.

Southampton signing Steven Davis hopes that Rangers supporters don’t hold grudges against him for leaving the club.

The 27-year old midfielder opted not to transfer his contract over to Charles Green’s newco at Ibrox and was swiftly snapped up by the Saints on a three-year deal on the weekend.

Former ‘Gers skipper Davis admits it feels a bit weird not to be suiting up in a Rangers shirt next season but just wants the fans to understand he made the decision for the best interests of his career despite still having a deep love for the Glasgow club.

“Any time you move it’s always a bit weird to begin with. It was strange getting my pictures taken with a Southampton shirt and not a Rangers one,” the former Fulham and Aston Villa man told MailSport.

“But the players were put in a position and forced to make a decision.

“It was obviously a difficult one to make. We never asked to be put in a position where we had to decide to stay or go.

“If things had been different, there would have been no reason for me to leave Rangers.

“There will always be a minority of fans who see my decision in a different light.

“Everyone has their own point of view. But I hope most supporters understand and respect my decision.”

 
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