SCOTT Davies hasn’t given up hope of a Fleetwood Town recall for the play-off semi-finals against AFC Wimbledon, and the keeper believes he couldn’t have done any more to convince manager Micky Mellon to give him another chance.
The 24-year-old spent six months of the club’s maiden Blue Square Bet Premier campaign as Town’s No.1 after Danny Hurst suffered a serious shoulder injury at Crawley.
But with the fit-again Hurst again preferred for the final two months of the campaign, Thornton-born Davies had to settle for a run-out in last Saturday’s dead rubber at Cambridge, where Mellon made nine changes to a team already certain of its fifth-place finish.
But the ex-Morecambe keeper did everything possible to give Mellon cause to pause before selecting his side for Friday’s first leg at Highbury, commanding his penalty area to help Town secure a 1-0 win.
Davies said: “There’s no better feeling for a goalkeeper than winning 1-0. Clean sheets pay the bills and I hope I have put some doubt in the gaffer’s mind.
“He made a lot of changes but the lads have gone out there and shown what a good squad Fleetwood have got. How many clubs could make so many changes and still win? It was a fantastic performance from the team and it was good to be back out there.”
Keeping Cambridge scoreless was all the more admirable considering Town fielded a makeshift back four, which included teenage debutant Joe Camozzi and striker Lee Thorpe.
“I did my job and the lads in front of me have done theirs as well,” added Davies, who takes a philosophical view of his frustration position.
“I’d like to think I’ve had a very good season. Obviously it was a bit disappointing to be dropped when I was, but Danny has come in and kept me out with his performances.
“The Cambridge game was about me making an impression. I’m just happy to have shown that if the manager is willing to change the team, then I’m ready to step up and perform.”
n Town chief executive Steve Curwood says tickets for the last match of the season at Highbury are selling well and he urged supporters to snap up the remainder without delay.
Tickets for Friday’s 7.45pm kick-off against Wimbledon can be bought in person today or tomorrow from Jim’s Sports Bar at Highbury until 7pm. Tickets can also be ordered via phone on (01253) 770702 (until 5pm) or www.fleetwoodtownfc.com
Seats are priced £18 (£13 all concessions), with standing tickets priced £15 (£10).
Curwen said: “We’ve had a fantastic response so far. We urge fans to get their tickets bought as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as we expect a huge crowd, with tickets also selling well at the Wimbledon end.”
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