Keeper calls for consecutive clean sheet
Goalkeeper Scott Davies is hoping for a carbon copy result of last week’s 2-0 victory over York, as he prepares for the weekends game against Newport County.
Davies, 26, has been an ever present in-between the sticks during Town’s league campaign and the shot stopper has taken confidence from last week’s clean sheet as he looks to provide the foundations for another 3 points.
“I think as a team we’ve deserved more clean sheets this year then we’ve actually got so to come away with 3 points and get the bonus of a clean sheet we were obviously delighted”.
“I might prefer it if I was diving around making saves all game but I’m sure the gaffer and all the rest of the lads would prefer it if I had nothing to do as it means more clean sheets and more points and that was the case on Saturday”.
Town have had a clear week in terms of games since the York fixture, something which has allowed manager Graham Alexander to get to work on the training ground without any interruptions.
“It’s been good, it’s been tough which is obviously what we want because we talk about it time and time again, not sitting still and moving forward and we need to go on and get a little run together which is what we are planning to do”.
The first team were joined at training this week by some unfamiliar faces as school children from local community were invited to watch the team train during the half term holidays and Davies admitted it was a pleasure to see the young faces around training.
“It’s great for us and great for the community because it shows the club is really building a fan base”
“Normally it’s just us here but it’s great to give something back and let them come watch us train and let them see what happens on a day to day basis because you probably don’t realise that watching on a Saturday”
“It’s good for us to meet the kids because their the clubs fans of the future and building a fan base is obviously very important”
Many of the youngsters will be in attendance on Saturday as Town look to end a three match winless run at Highbury as they entertain a Newport County side who just sit 2 points and 4 places below them in 7th place.
The league new comers have surprised many with both their league and cup performances and Davies believes the game on Saturday shows just how far both sides have come in such a short space of time.
“Not long ago we were playing them in the Conference but I think it’s a game which deserves to be in the league, they’ve got a good tradition so it’s good to see them back but what’s happened before means nothing it’s a totally different league it’s a totally different playing field and a lot of totally different players so we have to make sure we prepare for Newport as we prepare for anyone and the manager and the staff will make sure we are fully prepared and us as players have got to go out there and do a job and hopefully give our fans something to shout about at our home ground”