Punishment! Andrew Davies hits out at Stoke boss Tony Pulis over lack of support

08 October 2010 05:01
Stoke defender Andrew Davies has hit out at manager Tony Pulis and other staff at the club for not supporting him during a difficult spell.

The 25-year-old has joined Walsall on loan having made just four appearances for the Potters since a £1.2million move from Southampton two years ago.

Foul play: Andrew Davies (right) has hardly featured during his time at Stoke

'When I came from Southampton I was injured and I didn't really get the support I would have liked,' Davies told the Express and Star.

'I felt I was being punished in my second season for not being fit in the first year. He (Pulis) actually signed me when I was injured and then when I got to the club I wasn't in his plans straight away, so it was hard.

'I had a knee injury which is now absolutely fine and I just needed support - which I didn't get.

'I was getting sick of sitting around at Stoke just knowing what I can do on a football pitch.

'Having to train with the young kids, I was thinking: 'I've got to get myself out there again, start playing football and just enjoying myself' because at Stoke I wasn't doing that at all.'

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Source: Daily_Mail