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Manager John Sheridan Discusses Player Recruitment

23 June 2017

Manager John Sheridan has added to his squad this week with the signing of striker Craig Davies.

The Welsh international penned a two-year deal with the club and the manager was delighted to secure the services of Davies.

He said: "I’m very happy. He’s a player and a lad I know really well so I think he will come in and fit in with what we’ve already got.

"I don’t think he’s played enough football of late, he needs to be out on a regular basis and I think there are goals in him. It’s a long time since he was first at the club.

"He was young, naive, had lots of pace to his game but he’s a lot more clever player now. He’s a lot more experienced both as a person and a player.

"He knows me, he knows what I’m like and I think he likes playing under me. He knows the club and I’m expecting him to do well.

"I know there are goals in him and it’s up to me to get it out of him. He did it with me at Chesterfield where he scored 20 goals and we had a lack of goals last season so I think Craig will add that boost and score the goals we need."

Davies notched 25 goals for Chesterfield under Sheridan and the gaffer admitted he will have to keep the striker fully focused.

"I’m someone who will be on his case. If you keep him on his toes then I think you’ve got a right player," Sheridan commented.

"Sometimes it will benefit him listening to me but he’s grown up now and he’s a mature lad. I think he will come in and help people around him.

"I’m hoping he will score goals and I think if he’s playing regularly he will be a big player for us."

Another player who signed for the club this week was young forward Mason Fawns. He signed his first professional contract with the club on Thursday and the gaffer has high hopes for him.

"I like his attitude and the way he speaks," said Sheridan.

"He’s got good ability and he’s making the step up from youth team football. I like a player who isn’t cocky but is confident in himself. He’s talking, making the right sounds and believes he has a chance of playing which I love in a young player.

"If he shows me that then he will have a chance. It doesn’t matter what age he is, if I think he is playing well enough then he has an opportunity of being in the team. It’s a big step up for him and pre-season is a massive time for him.

"It’s about getting yourself fit and ready for the season ahead and hopefully he will learn."


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