Promotion is not beyond us - Davies

First published in Sport The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , chief football writer

MARK Davies thought his goal at Huddersfield would put Wanderers en route to victory – but the midfielder insists fans should not be too down after more dropped points.

After curling a shot into the bottom corner 20 minutes from time, Davies sparked a late onslaught that eventually saw Chris Eagles put the Whites ahead with 10 minutes left.

It was no less than Dougie Freedman’s side deserved but James Vaughan came off the bench for the Terriers to tarnish the good work that had gone before, and leave Wanderers stuck in 18th position in the table.

Davies admits it was a disappointing ending – but he refuses to give up hope that a promotion push can be made in the New Year.

“Once we got our first goal I felt that we would go on and get a second, because at that stage we really were on the front-foot,” he said.

“To be honest, I can’t really remember my goal that well. It always happens so quickly. “I had just seen Chungy make a run out wide and the ball just came to me. Then I managed to get it out of my feet a bit and just sent it into the far corner. We were really on top at that stage and as I said before, I thought we would go on and get two and three.

“We had shown great character to get ourselves into the lead from being a goal down, which is why it is more disappointing for us not to have held on.

“But I still believe anything is possible if we are able to string together a run of results.” Davies played on the left wing last weekend, but was put in a more familiar role behind front man Kevin Davies at the John Smith’s Stadium.

He insists he does not have a preference – but with Swansea City said to be in the hunt for his signature again in the January window, it is encouraging to hear that the sought-after playmaker talks up life under new boss Freedman.

“I think the way we are playing under the new manager is having a big impact,” he said. “He wants us to play in the right way and get in those pockets of space.

“I think having the two midfielders sitting in front of the defence helps us a lot. “Personally, I’m not fussed where I play. I’m willing to do a job for the team wherever that may be. I just want to make sure I’m doing all I can to keep my place in the side and popping up with a goal every now and again can only help my cause.”

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