Southampton’s goalkeeper Kelvin Davis has pledged to fight for his place and say’s he is more than ready for the big time.
Despite Saints’ intentions to sign at least one new keeper this summer Davis has told the local press to is ready to fight for his place as the Saints number one.
New boys Southampton start life back in the Premier league this season and kick off away to Manchester City on the opening day live on Sky sports.
Southampton’s 35-year-old stopper Kelvin Davis moved to St Mary’s over six years ago and has stuck with the club though some really hard times as the Saints dropped in to the third tier, before enjoying back-to-back promotions into the Premier League under manager Nigel Atkins.
The Saints are reported to be linked with a number of goalkeepers as they look to build for life back in the Premier League, the manager Adkins has now admitted they plan to sign one, and possibly two, new keepers before the transfer window shuts.
But Davis insists he is not feeling sore about the club’s search for new blood in his position.
“I’d like to think if there is something I see or a bit of advice I can give (to a rival), I would let them know if I thought they’d accept it,” he said.
“I am not too long in the tooth to accept a bit of criticism or help. I’m all for that.
“I think you’ll find with most goalkeepers – and I say most – the case is there is a good team spirit and I am all for that goalkeepers’ union.
“I am a big believer that you train as well as you can and you reach the standard that is your best possible.
“If that is not good enough to get you in the team, then so be it and good luck to the other guy. I’ve always been the same.
“As a goalkeeper there is one position, one shirt, and if I’m not good enough then that’s football.
“I’ll support the club and will continue to do so while I’m here.”
Davis was speaking with the Southern Daily Echo.