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Joe Davis happy with his new defensive position

26 February 2018

Defender Joe Davis says he is feeling more comfortable in his new full back position, despite his natural position being at centre back.

Davis came on at full back as a substitute against Swindon Town last week, and started there at the weekend against Newport.

His substitute performance against Swindon earnt him a start at the weekend, and the defender says he is happy with his new role.

"The more I play there the more comfortable I get I suppose like any position. It's new to me but it's something I don't mind, I like playing there.

"The lads are good with me, they tell me how they want me to play there, the gaffer's made it pretty clear he doesn't expect me to bomb on and get forward and score goals, just base my game around the defensive side of it and that's what I've been trying to do.

"Hopefully I can keep my spot in the team for the next couple of games."

With Davis now familiarising himself with his new position, the defender is hoping to hold down a consistent spot.

Antony Kay is someone Davis is looking to as an example for adapting to a new position. Kay was signed originally as a centre back, but has since held down a solid position in the managers starting eleven as a central midfielder. 

Despite the addition of four new defenders over the January transfer window, Davis says his aim is to make the full back position his own.

"There's a lot of competition for that sort of place [defence], so if I've got a good chance of playing right back and the manager believes I can do a good job there then so be it.

"I like to think I can do a good job in this division. "


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