STEVEN Davis is about to enter the final six-months of his contract at Saints and has attracted interest from his former team Rangers.

Saints’ club captain has been a regular fixture in the side since signing from the Scottish club in 2012, making 191 appearances and scoring 12 goals.

Despite the speculation, the 33-year-old insists he isn’t focussing on his contract situation at St Mary’s.

Davis said: “I genuinely haven't given it much thought.

“It’s probably the first time I have come into the last year of my contract, but my focus is just getting us out of this situation as quickly as possible.

“Having been here so long and feeling that responsibility, I want to see the club doing well.”

Stuart Armstrong was signed by Saints in the summer with the view to be Davis’ long-term replacement as an attacking midfielder.

The Scottish international got off to a slow start, which raised questions about his suitability to the Premier League.

But he bounced back from his early season struggles by scoring two goals against Fulham and then following it up with another one when Manchester United visited St Mary’s.

Ralph Hasenhuttl saw Davis in action when he was in the stands at Wembley for the 3-1 defeat to Tottenham after agreeing a two-and-a-half-year deal earlier that day.

But the Northern Ireland captain was then left out of Hasenhuttl’s first matchday squad for the trip to Cardiff last Saturday.

And with his Premier League hero Steven Gerrard now in charge at Rangers, there is an obvious attraction for Davis to return.

If this is to be Davis’ last few weeks at Saints, he wants to make sure he gets the club back to where they belong.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my whole time at the club,” Davis added.

“It’s turned out to be a really good relationship and I feel like I’ve improved as a player. 

“I’ve learned a lot in general about myself.

“From the very first day that I came here, you see the level of professionalism and the level of desire to try and improve the club.

“It hasn’t worked out the way we would have liked in the last couple of years, but we have had some really good times.

“There is a real belief within the team that we have more quality than our position in the league suggests and it’s about going out and showing that.”