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Keeper competition

5 October 2013

Fleetwood Town are the only Sky Bet League 2 side yet to have drawn a game this season, although Scott Davies sees that as a plus after being held 15 times in 2012/13.
Town were beaten 2-1 by Exeter City last weekend when they looked set round off a remarkable September with Matty Blair’s opener late on.

“As much was you don’t want to be beat, to win more games and not draw as many, you’re going to get more points,” he said. “I think we drew too many games last season. We would rather have drawn (against Exeter) than got beat but we’ll look at the positives.

“If we looked at a points total so far at the start of the season then I would say we would be in and around that now, so you have to look at that as a positive,” said Davies. 

Keeper Davies wants to use this weekend’s visit to Bristol Rover as a return to winning ways.

“There have been a couple of slip-ups that we need to eradicate as soon as possible because the season is over forty-six games, not just ten. We want to make sure that, over that prolonged period we’re where we want to be.”

The 26-year-old scooped all three of the Players, Fans, and Junior Cod Army Player of the Year awards last season, but has not rested on his laurels with a new challenge ahead.

Davies said: “I don’t think you can look back in football. If you get stuck in that mind-set you’ll never improve and move on. 

“I try to better myself every day. I haven’t been needed as much this season because the team has improved, but my concentration and distribution has to be spot on all the time.”
And with young goalkeeper Josh Ollerenshaw joining the Cod Army playing staff, Davies is relishing the extra competition for the number one jersey.

“Josh (Ollerenshaw) is a good kid. He’s come in on trial and earned his contract. He’s worked hard on the training field and it’s good for me and David (Lucas) because it means we can’t get comfortable, and if competition does that then long may it continue. 

“My advice for Josh would be that, if you continue to train hard then you’ll get your rewards. I was on the bench weekly a couple of years ago at Morecambe, but I continued to train hard and held the belief that it would get me somewhere someday. Thankfully now I’m in a position where I playing games and enjoying my football.”

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