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Davies: “It could have gone either way.”

25 November 2018

Reds captain and ‘keeper Adam Davies spoke to the media after putting in yet another thoroughly impressive display against Doncaster Rovers.

The number one played well throughout the game, but it was a 95th minute save which wrote the headlines as Rovers midfielder James Coppinger looked certain to score at close range.

“It could have gone either way.” Explained Davies, discussing the match. “It was a high intensity game, an enjoyable one to play in. I think you’d say a draw was fair for both teams in the end.

“To make the save towards the end with a couple of seconds left was nice and I’m happy it got us the draw. I thought to myself to move my feet across the goal as fast as I can and make myself as big as I can to have a chance of getting there, luckily I made the save.

“Those are the big match moments that people talk about aren’t they? Hopefully I pulled off the one I needed to which gained the draw. I’ve got eight clean sheets in my last 17 games, I feel like I am performing well so I want to keep that going and get better and better every day.”

The skipper was quick to look at the bigger picture and wanted to compliment his defence for their hard work in keeping teams out at Oakwell, and away from home. Ethan Pinnock was named ‘Man of the Match’ on Saturday afternoon following another impressive display.

“He’s fantastic, he’s an absolute rock.” Davies stated, on Pinnock. “Both him and Liam Lindsay are fantastic to play behind and the more they keep playing together, the stronger they’ll get as a partnership. We were nowhere near our best but we came away with a point after not playing too well, which shows we’ve got a bit of character.

“We can dig in deep,” he continued. “We’ve showed that as going one-nil behind is never easy to get back in the game. We kept going, kept believing and got the chance when Cauley [Woodrow] has come on for us and stuck it away. We’re happy overall and we have another big game coming up now to try and get the points in.”

The ‘keeper confirmed that he requested to come back to the club for the Accrington Stanley game whilst away on Wales duty, but his camp asked him to remain with the squad as they had crucial international clashes.

“As soon as I found out Jack [Walton] was injured, I text John [Vaughan, Goalkeeper Coach] and we asked the question at Wales but there was a couple of reasons why they wanted me to stay so that was that. Jordan [Smith] came in and did really well so I was delighted to see that.

“It’s been all go for me,” the stopper continued when asked about his hectic schedule. “I flew back Wednesday from Albania, went straight into training Thursday morning and Friday then played in this one. We’ve got Sunday off so I am looking forward to a day off before we head up to Sunderland.”

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