Whites skipper Davies is getting used to the rotation policy
KEVIN Davies admits the uncertainty of life in Dougie Freedman’s rotation system is keeping him on his toes.
The skipper could not hazard a guess as to whether David Ngog’s double would be enough to see his strike partner feature against Peterborough next weekend, nor whether he would be included in the starting line-up at London Road.
But after a morale-boosting three points against Charlton, Davies does fancy Wanderers to start stringing results together – whoever is firing the bullets.
“The manager has shown he’s willing to change a winning side, which he did at Blackburn,” he said.
“We all want to start, but there’s competition throughout the side, in every position. It’s something we’re getting used to.
“I want to play, as do a lot of the boys. I think the manager is saying with the amount of games in this league, everybody is going to be used. It’s important that when we’re picked we do it and, like David today, when we come on we make an impact.
“We’re all very much in it together. It’s a great group. There’s a good positive feeling that we can really push on. I know I’ve said that a few times this season but I think the time’s coming.”
Davies wasn’t sure whether his own time was up when the fourth official signalled there would be two substitutions made in the 64th minute.
“You have a little look don’t you?” he laughed. “I saw there were two coming on and thought ‘hang on a minute’. You never know.
“It’s hard because you don’t particularly assess your own game while you’re playing, you keep going and get on with it.
“You leave the manager to change what they think and he got it spot on for us.”
But Davies was glad for Ngog, who took his tally to four goals in six games under Freedman with his strikes against the Addicks.
“He’s a good finisher and took the goals really well,” he said. “That will give him a lot of confidence.”