I’m here to score goals, says Pool new boy

Steven Davies at Bloomfield Road after signing for Blackpool
Steven Davies at Bloomfield Road after signing for Blackpool
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Blackpool new-boy Steven Davies can’t wait to be fighting at the right end of the Championship table.

The player fired 13 goals last season for Bristol City, despite the club finishing bottom of the league.

But he’s back for another go in the Championship and hoping he’ll be looking up rather than down this season.

“I’m very excited,” he said.

“It’s a great club and one which has been fighting at the right end of the Championship recently.

“Coming from last year and having a bad season, once I knew Blackpool were interested I was keen to come and talk.

“Once I knew Blackpool were interested it was just a case of how fast I could get here.”

Standing at over 6ft tall, Davies fits the bill in terms of the type of forward Paul Ince was so keen to bring to Bloomfield Road.

Despite claiming to bring more than goals to his game, it’s his scoring tally which he aims to improve this season.

The Liverpudlian said: “I’m a striker and my main aim is to score goals, hopefully I can score a few.

“I can play up top with someone playing off me, or I can play in the hole.

“I think I’ve got a few positions I can play, so wherever I’ve play I’m happy.”

Davies is a player very familiar to the Seasiders who have been trying to sign the 25-year-old for years.

He scored two for Derby against Pool in his side’s 2-1 win at Pride Park in 2012, and was on target for Bristol City against Michael Appleton’s Blackpool in November.

“I’ve done alright against Blackpool in the past.

“I scored two for Derby against them at Pride Park a few years ago.

“I’ve faced them on a few occasions.

“I’ve played at Bloomfield Road and I know how good the fans are, so it will be nice to play with the fans on my side for once.”

It’s not the first time the striker has been the subject of a bid from Bloomfield Road, with Ian Holloway and Ince both attempting to sign him in the past.

“There have been quite a few occasions when Blackpool have tried to sign me,” revealed Davies.

“When I left Tranmere Blackpool were interested then, and last season there was talk of it too.

“Thankfully this summer we’ve managed to pull it off.”