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Davies: “It’s Great To Be Back.”

22 June 2017

Striker Craig Davies is delighted to link up with manager John Sheridan for a third time after rejoining the club 10 years since he first played for Latics.

The 31-year-old, who has played for a number of clubs since he departed in 2009, has reignited his partnership with Sheridan as he signed a two-year deal with Latics. 

And the striker admitted the gaffer was one of the main reasons why he re-signed for the club. 

He said: "It’s been 10 years and I can’t believe it’s been so long but it’s good to be back. It’s good to see they’ve sorted the new stand since the last time I left.

"I had the same manager and ended up working with him at Chesterfield as well so I’m looking forward to working with him again.

"We have a good relationship and he is one of the key factors in me coming back to the club.

"I think that he can bring the best out of me so hopefully he can do that so everyone will be happy.

"He is always on my case so I’ve always got to be on my toes."

Davies has learned a lot about himself since his first spell with the football club. "I think I’m a different player now to what I was then," he admitted. "Being a lot younger then, I’ve had a few injuries and that might have slowed me down but I’m more of a physical player now than I was 10 years ago.

"I have developed a lot and my game has changed a bit. I like to with my experience I would be able to help some of the younger players as well as myself.

"It has been a frustrating last 18 months in my career but I can’t see why he can’t get that out of me and I can’t get it out of myself either.

"When I play consistently I do well so hopefully I will stay fit, work hard and the rest will speak for itself."

The players return to pre-season training on June 29 and he is looking forward to meeting his new teammates. 

"I don’t know much about them but I know one or two of the players from playing against them over the years but when I saw John come back in, I would always check how they got on," he said.

"Everytime they were playing they were making it hard for teams and getting good results.

"I remember Oldham being points adrift so to finish where we finished was a good achievement so hopefully we can start the season like the boys finished it.

"Hopefully I can do well and hopefully we will have a good season."


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