Steven Davis signs three-year Southampton contract extension

Southampton midfielder Steven Davis has signed a new contract, keeping him at the club until 2019.

The Northern Ireland international is currently captaining his national side at Euro 2016, but has taken time out from the tournament to sign a three-year deal.

Davis, 31, has made 155 appearances for the Saints, scoring 11 goals.

"I am delighted that Steven, another influential leader in the dressing room and on the pitch, has committed his future to Southampton Football Club," Southampton director of football Les Reed said.

"He is leading Northern Ireland's campaign and representing both his country and our club as a true ambassador.

"Southampton fans know only too well how much energy and effort he puts into games and our players know that when needed he will be there to help them.

"Having coached Steven myself both at club and international level, I know only too well how important he is to whichever team he is playing for.

"I am sure players and fans will be delighted with this news."

Southampton are currently preparing for the first ever Europa League group stage campaign, but are without a manager following Ronald Koeman's departure to Everton.