Davies poised for Potters debut

20 November 2008 11:08
Stoke City defender Andrew Davies hopes he will be ready to make his debut for the club later this month after being sidelined since March with a knee injury. The 23-year-old moved to the Britannia Stadium from Southampton for £1.2million in the summer but has yet to play for the Potters after having knee surgery while he was still with the Saints. However, Davies believes he will be ready to face Hull City on November 29, telling The Sentinel: "I've been training since the middle of last week and everything has felt fine. "Hopefully, I'll be able to play in the reserves and, if I get through that, I could maybe even push for a place in the squad for the Hull game. "With two weeks' full training and 90 minutes of football under my belt, it's possible I could be involved. "It's been the most frustrating time of my career. I had possibly the best season of my career at Southampton and I'm ready to push on and play in the Premier League. "I think we're doing well. If we keep winning our home games, we'll be fine. We're causing teams problems with the long throw, but we aren't just about that. "In training I can see a lot of ability in the squad as well as a very good spirit. The atmosphere in the ground for those home games has been fantastic. "I think the big question now will be what the fans are like if we start getting beaten in the odd home game. That will bring out their true colours to see if they stick with us."

Source: ESA