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Davies: "I think this Club is perfect for me."

26 January 2017

The Reds 'keeper has today penned a two-year contract extension at Oakwell..

Following an impressive first two-and-a-half years at the Club, Adam has signed an extension today that will see him here for another two-and-a-half years, and he stated his reasons for putting pen to paper on the new deal.

"I'm really happy" he said. "I think this Club is perfect for me to keep improving as a player. The coaching staff, the fans, everyone has been brilliant with me since I came here. My main aim was to come here and play games and I've done that, with over 100 appearances to my name now so long may that continue."

The last 12 months or so have been incredible for everyone connected with the Club and Davies played a key role. He describes the year as 'fantastic' but was just as emphatic when talking about the future, of moving forward.

He told us: "It's been a crazy year, with promotion and the Johnstone's Paint Trophy and now we're doing really well in the Championship as well. It's been fantastic, but you can't rest on your laurels. We're going to look forward and keep moving, keep improving. 

"I'm going to be doing everything I can, all the little things I can to get better as a player. And as a team, the team spirit here is absolutely phenomenal so we need to keep that going and see what we can achieve."

During a year that contained so many memories to cherish, one particular day out in the capital stands out for Davies.

"Promotion was the best day of my career so far, that'll be hard to top! All of the lads were fantastic on that day. I was only looking through my pictures yesterday, going through them and saw the one of me and Lloyd Isgrove which brought back some nice memories. 

"But you have to look forward. If you keep looking back you'll stall as a player. It's about looking forward and keeping improving. But we've continued that form of last season, we've kept that momentum going and hopefully we can continue to carry that on."

Sitting 8th in the EFL Sky Bet Championship right now, the Club are in a strong position as we enter the business end of the season. The Welsh 'keeper doesn't feel Barnsley are in a false position and believes if anything, the Reds should fear nobody and focus on catching the side above them.

"This squad can go far" he said. "The way we play is fast and ferocious. We have to try and catch those above us. Hecky has been brilliant with everyone at the Club, guiding us. So hopefully we can go a long way. I think the more games we all play in this division, the better we're getting as players. I think a lot of teams fear us, how we play. They struggle with our high-tempo and high-press game."

Davies finished by praising John Vaughan, the Goalkeeper Coach at Oakwell. He believes a lot of the work done on the training ground has helped develop him both on and off the pitch. 

He explained: "I really enjoy working with him, he's great and been really good for me since he's come into the Club. He's helped me grow up a little bit to be fair. He's got me used to the rough and tough of the Championship. I enjoy it and hope I can keep on improving."

You can see Adam Davies' interview over on Barnsley Player HD.

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