Davies relishing Devon derby

Exeter City midfielder Arron Davies is relishing the upcoming Devon derby with Plymouth Argyle.

Last Updated: 05/12/12 at 13:12

Davies: Making good progress

Davies: Making good progress

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

He has also moved a step closer to being available to feature against Carl Fletcher's men.

The 28-year-old was an ever-present for City in League Two until he picked up a calf injury at Cheltenham in late October, but he returned to action when he started for City's reserves in their 1-1 draw with their Bristol City counterparts on Tuesday.

He said: "Hopefully I'll be back playing 90 minutes again soon and helping the team get some points. I was enjoying playing and playing games back to back was what I needed.

"This has been a little set-back but you get them throughout your career. I think I've shown the lads and the manager what I can do and I was looking to kick on and add to my game, something I'll be hoping to do when I'm back fit."

Exeter and Plymouth last met in League One in April 2011 when the Grecians' 1-0 win effectively relegated their biggest rivals. And Davies admits next Saturday's midday clash is one that has been on the players' radar for a while.

"The home fans sing about it every game and I've spoken to a few of the lads who have played in it and they tell you how much the derby means to everyone," he said. "It'll be a great atmosphere and it is a great time of year to have it, because we have Torquay the week after and they'll be great occasions.

"Christmas is an important part of the season for us going into the new year. We will try and kick on again like we've shown we can do already this season."

Davies made the move to Devon after leaving Northampton in the summer, the second time he has played in the south west having spent three successful years with Yeovil, and he admits he has settled in already.

"I like it down here," he said. "It is a nice city and these are a good bunch of lads. On my days off I've got a nice city to look around and it is not too far from home in Cardiff so I can shoot back there and they come to all the games. Location wise it has been perfect."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

nd yet... Jermain Defoe is still going to pronounce himself gobsmacked when he learns he hasn't made the England squad for the Euro qualifiers.

treeman1
Premier League Winners And Losers

W

e could release Diaby and then re-sign him when nobody else does and he would literally be like a new signing.

john matrix
The Machine Gossip

W

e pay the living wage, living wage, living wage, and that's the way we like it, we like it, we like it!!! Wooo ohhhh ooooohh

hump3.
All Premier League Clubs Should Be Paying Living Wage

Footer 365

Roy Hodgson says Harry Kane may miss out on England squad

Roy Hodgson says selecting Tottenham striker Harry Kane for the next England squad is far from a certainty.

Papiss Cisse faces seven-match ban after admitting FA charge

Newcastle's Papiss Cisse faces a seven-match ban after admitting an FA charge relating to Wednesday's spitting incident.

FA charges Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans

The FA have charged Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans over Wednesday's 'spitting' incident.

Mail Box

Have To Trust Managers On Mata

It's all very well bemoaning the lack of action for Juan Mata, but we have to trust the judgement of Van Gaal and Mourinho. Plus Martinez Out, and Leicester are doomed...

Should Gerrard Get In This Liverpool Side?

Never mind the long goodbye, should he actually get back into this excellent Liverpool side playing with pace? Mostly we talk Manchester United, though. It's good...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company