Steven Davis has signed a one-year deal to join Rangers on a permanent basis.

The midfielder returned to Ibrox on loan from Southampton in the January transfer window, but the 34-year-old is now a Rangers player once again after making 16 appearances since the turn of the year.

The Northern Irishman previously enjoyed a successful five-year spell at the club after joining in 2007.

Davis told Rangers TV: “I am obviously delighted my future has been sorted out.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed, especially in the last couple of weeks, the performances of the team as they have been really good and I think there has been a lot of progress made this season.

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“We are disappointed that we didn’t manage to pick up any silverware to this point, but there is a lot to look forward to in the future.

“[To begin with], it was a case of myself and the club getting the initial period out of the way and seeing how everything went as my family are still down south. That has been different, but I am delighted to now get everything signed and sealed.”

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard added: “Rangers fans have started to see a fully fit Steven Davis over the past month.

“He looks sharp, is covering all round the pitch, winning the ball back, intercepting balls and looking aggressive.

“That is why we brought him back in January and why we want him as part of this squad going forward.”