Skipper Confident Luck Will Change

Kevin Davies speaks after experiencing a bitter-sweet evening against Leeds United

Kevin Davies was delighted to have played his part in last night’s 2-2 draw at home to Leeds United, but was ultimately disappointed to have not come away with all three points. 

Captain Davies, who has started every league game for the Wanderers so far this season, notched his third and fourth strikes of the campaign with two trademark headers. 

“It would have been nice to get a hat-trick but it was important to just get the two goals. In the end it was important that we didn’t lose the game, but it was kind of a frustrating night again,” Davies said, speaking to Wanderers Player.

“We started really well and controlled the game, but just before half-time we let them in with a set-piece which was disappointing and obviously the penalty which seemed dubious at the time. It looked like it was going to be one of those days again.

“But we managed to get back into it with a good rally at the end of the game but we just couldn’t quite get the winner. We are disappointed but we will keep battling away and look forward to the game at the weekend."

Speaking about his double, Davies added: “I am not sure how many headers I score - I should probably score more headers than I do. But we have got some fantastic players who can put good deliveries into the box.

“For the second goal I think it was their lad Austin marking me and I fancied my chances against him. We have got some good players who can attack the ball and I managed to get on the end of two of them.

“I think nine out of ten they (Eagles and Petrov) put in fantastic deliveries, and with people like Zat coming up, Mills and people like Keith Andrews arriving late-on, if you put the ball into the right areas we will get a few good opportunities, but we could have scored more really.”

Wanderers had previously seen three penalties awarded against them in as many games, and it was a similar story last night as Phil Dowd pointed to the spot after Sam Byram went to ground under a Stephen Warnock challenge. 

But Davies is confident that their luck will turn around soon as they attempt to move up the table.

He said: “I haven’t seen the penalties back but speaking to the players they seem to be a little harsh, it just feels like we aren’t quite getting the rub of the green at times and not getting that bit of luck.

“But we can’t use that as an excuse. We have to just keep working hard as a team and keep making sure we do the right things and stick together and I believe that sooner rather than later we will get on a good run.”

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