Point could be turning point for Kelvin

KELVIN Davis believes getting a point against his old club Ipswich could be the turning point for the Saints under new boss Nigel Pearson.Davis made a couple of good saves before and after the goals that came within five minutes of each other and said: “We've worked hard on our shape and it's rubbing off.

Derek Davis

KELVIN Davis believes getting a point against his old club Ipswich could be the turning point for the Saints under new boss Nigel Pearson.

Davis made a couple of good saves before and after the goals that came within five minutes of each other and said: “We've worked hard on our shape and it's rubbing off. We're not in a great position in the league, we can't deny that, but against Ipswich we were united and the fans responded.

"We let Ipswich get a foothold after we scored, which was disappointing, but we reacted positively and I felt it was going to go one way or the other in the last ten minutes.

"We were unlucky with a couple of goalmouth scrambles and Inigo Idiakez had what looked like a goal-bound free-kick deflected wide.”

Davis feels a first win under Pearson is not far away.

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"The manager's a straight guy who asks for commitment and likes to do things simply and properly.

"It's early days, sometimes the simplest things are the hardest things to do, but he is very straight and very honest.

"He lets us have our say and is all for people talking, getting involved and making decisions. We can't ask for anymore.

"Everyone is looking to move forward, we want to grow as a team and as a club."

Davis is now hoping Saints can win their first match in four attempts under Pearson at Wolves tomorrow night.

He continued:

"Hopefully we can tighten things up because all the games coming up are going to be tough. But we showed we can dig in by putting in a good performance at Scunthorpe, which is not a pretty place to go.

And Davis, who left Town as the top keeper in the Championship, has been impressed with what his former skipper has done as blues boss.

Davis said: “Jim has done a terrific job. Defensively he has made them more steely while at the same time encouraging them to play some nice football.

“They are where they are due to their home form but they have started to win away, which was a warning to us.

“Playing against your old club is always a bit special and it was nice to see some old friends again.”