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Davies: "You can't beat that winning feeling!"

26 December 2016

Reds stopper keeps his 22nd clean sheet of 2016 to move Barnsley to within three points of the play-offs!

Barnsley goalkeeper Adam Davies said there was no better feeling than winning a game and keeping a clean sheet as the Reds beat Blackburn Rovers 2-0.

The Welshman made a succession of fine saves to keep out a battling Blackburn side, include two stunning first half saves from Marvin Emnes and Wes Brown.

Davies was unfortunate to miss out on the man of the match accolade, but added that helping the Reds pick up three points is the most important thing.

He said: "The lads are buzzing. I thought we played quite well but they were really good as well and are a decent team but we're happy to get the win.

"It's good when you get that feeling, you can't beat the winning feeling and hopefully we can carry that on.

"The 4-3's are crazy games but I'd rather be keeping clean sheets. I'd rather have a scruffy 1-0 all day long."

Davies is in line to make his 100th professional appearance when he takes to the field against Birmingham City on Saturday.

He is relishing the chance to step out onto the grass for the 100th time, hoping to help the Reds to their fifth win in six.

"It's brilliant," he added. "I wanted to reach 100 professional games and I'm nearly there so it's good.

"I can't thank the club enough, they've been brilliant, everyone has been great with me and stuck by me so I'm very grateful."

The Reds have managed four wins out of five in the month of December and are only three points outside the top six.

Despite this, Davies feels the Reds cannot afford to get carried away with their form and must take a strategic approach to each week.

"We have to just to keep doing what we're doing and taking it game-by-game," Davies said. "We're doing well at the minute and that's all we can do. If we concentrate on each game as it comes then we should be OK."

To produce a performance like this afternoon's is something that Davies has been looking forward to and feels all the work he has been putting in on the training ground during the week paid off this afternoon.

He is looking to end the year with a clean sheet against the Blues and kick on again in 2017.

Davies added: "I was really happy. I've been working hard on the training ground on them all week and to get a game like that pulling off saves like that, I'm happy.

"It boosts your confidence and gets you in the role and you just go from there."

Watch Davies' full reaction on Barnsley Player HD!

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