Davis looks to put one over on Town

KELVIN Davis is looking forward to putting one over on his old club Ipswich Town even though he still has many friends involved with the Blues.

Derek Davis

KELVIN Davis is looking forward to putting one over on his old club Ipswich Town even though he still has many friends involved with the Blues.

Davis was the Saints man of the match despite conceding four goals against QPR on Sunday and is looking to put things right at home tonight even if it is against Town.

He said: “I don't think there's a player that doesn't want to do well against a former employee. I've got some good mates there as well, so it always keeps you on your toes and you want to do well.”


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One of those good friends is Town keeper Richard Wright and competition between the pair is always keen.

Davis said: “Me and Wrighty get on very well. It was nice for him to come here on loan and help us out and he did very well for us.

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"It was great to remind me of some old times of training sessions we used to get up to.

"It's going to be great to play against him, but it's very clear what I want from the game. It's up to us as a team to make sure we put the performance in that is valid of three points.”

Davis is determined to make the most of home comforts at St Mary's and pull away from the bottom of the table.

He said: “We've got two games and will be looking to take maximum points. I think everyone will tell you the same, you need to pick up as many points as you can. It's not the be all and end all, but at the end of the day we want points on the board as quickly as we can.

"Obviously that starts as soon as the next game comes and it's up to us to do that against Ipswich.”

Saints manager Jan Poortvliet has told his players to get stuck into Town right from the off and take advantage of their usually slow start.

He said: “It's up to us to show them from the start what we want. Ipswich is a good team, like a lot of teams in the Championship.

"They look very good and we saw the images from the last two games of them and they looked very good. But I think we look very good as well and the only thing we have to do is put the ball in the net.”

Chris Perry will return to the centre of defence in place of suspended Ollie Lancashire, while left winger Lee Holmes is out for about two months with medial ligament damage in right knee, so Nathan Dyer will replace him.

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