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I am confident: Davies

28 April 2016

Stanley defender Tom Davies admits he has been staring a lot at the League Two table but knows he can only change it on Saturday.

The second placed Reds travel to Wycombe knowing if Stanley win and if either third placed Oxford United lose or fourth placed Bristol Rovers don't win, they will seal a historic promotion to League One with one game of the campaign left.

Davies joined the club in the summer and has played a big part in helping them challenge for automatic promotion.

“I know all the permutations and I stay up at night looking at the league table thinking, if I stare at it long enough, we will get another three points from somewhere,” smiled Davies, 24.

“But the only thing we can do is win on Saturday – we know what we have to do.”

Former Blackburn Rovers trainee Davies was released from Ewood when he was 16, got a degree in Sports Management in Northumbria, played non league for FC United before he was snapped up by Fleetwood, where he didn't feature at all before his switch to the Wham Stadium.

“I count my lucky stars that I am playing football for a living as I thought my chance had gone when I was released from Blackburn.

“I owe the gaffer and Jimmy (Bell) a lot for giving me a chance as they allowed me to prove myself.

“We have been in great form and they said from day one that this was the best squad they had had and we should get promoted and they never doubted us.

“It's rubbed off on the players. You could see with the squad they assembled that there were no big time Charlies and no quiet lads who would shy away, we were all a tight knit group and we have had  a great season.

“There obviously will be nerves on Saturday but the youngers lads will hopefully show what they can do and the older heads, like Proc and Mark Hughes, will drag us through and lead us where we want to be.”

Davies is also delighted there will be hundreds of Stanley fans at Adams Park to hopefully see Stanley make history.

“The fans have been brilliant this season whether they are in bigger or smaller in numbers. They are always there to support us, they don't get on your back and it should be a good atmosphere where I am confident we will get the win.”


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