Perfect day for Davies

Blackpool's Steven Davies celebrates scoring the winner with team-mate Chris Eagles
Blackpool's Steven Davies celebrates scoring the winner with team-mate Chris Eagles
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Man of the match Steven Davies fired Blackpool’s winner against Birmingham on what he described as a perfect afternoon.

The striker has scored in consecutive matches since returning from an injury which had kept him out for almost three months.

Davies’ neat finish just before the hour mark sealed Pool’s second victory of the season and the striker was delighted with his day’s work.

The 26-year-old said: “It was perfect for us to win and for me to score the winner. My job is to score goals and that’s what I managed to do.

“But it’s just the start for me. I have to go again on Monday and look to go forward. It’s been a long time coming.

“I’ve had an indifferent start to my time here. This is the only time in my career I’ve started like this at a club. It’s a relief to just be on the pitch.

“I’ve always said I’d score goals at this level when I’m fit and I’m pleased to have grabbed another on Saturday.”

Davies, who had equalised at Rotherham a week earlier, met a long clearance from goalkeeper Joe Lewis before sliding the ball under advancing Brum stopper Darren Randolph.

Those two goals have left the Liverpudlian as the club’s joint-top scorer and he hopes there are plenty more to come.

Davies added: “It was pretty similar to last week – I always want that chance to get in behind. I think it shows my centre forward’s instinct as I always follow everything.

“The keeper made it easy for me because I thought he was going to jump. If the pitch was better it could have been a tricky one, but the ball sort of died on me a bit and I managed to tuck it under the keeper.

“I don’t think Blackpool have seen the best of me. I’ve been struggling with a groin injury for well over a year but thankfully it seems to have gone.

“I’m now training every day and putting performances in. Thankfully the gaffer’s picking me. It’s a great three points.”