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Davies Pleased To Be Off The Mark

3 August 2013

Striker Delighted With Goal and Victory

Steven Davies notched his first Blackpool goal after just 16 minutes on his full professional debut for the Club in the 3-1 win at Doncaster Rovers and the frontman was delighted for his goal to come in a win.

The former Bristol City striker was the first to react after Kirk Broadfoot's effort ricocheted off Ross Turnbull in the Rovers net and the 25-year-old was on hand to put his new side ahead.

"First and foremost I think it was a great result, especially after going one up and then conceding a sloppy goal, I thought we showed great character to get the two late goals," said Davies.

His strike won't be the most difficult finish he will have to apply in his career, but the number nine couldn't care less and admitted the simple goals can often be the most rewarding.

"To be honest it's just what you get taught - every time someone has a shot you follow it in and hope that the keeper spills it and thankfully this time he did and it came straight to me and I was thankful just to tuck it away.

"I think they're the most satisfying goals, obviously every goal is a goal, but the ones where you are taught as a young lad when you want to be a striker and thankfully today it's come off."

The striker has only been a Blackpool player for just over a week, but could be in line to make his third appearance in a tangerine shirt in Monday's Capital One Cup tie at Preston and Davies admits he is looking forward to settling in more over the coming weeks.

"It's been really nice. I've not settled in yet as we've had two games in quick succession, we've got another game on Monday so it's just a case of trying to hit the ground running and getting up to speed with the other lads, but everyone has been brilliant with me and I'm really enjoying it.

"It's not just another game (on Monday), but we've got to approach every game in the same way. Even though it's a massive game for the fans we will go out there on Monday and do everything in our power to get through to the next round.

"It's obviously massive for the fans and they want the bragging rights, but first and foremost we know how hard it is going to be. It doesn't matter that they are in a division lower, it's a local derby and we've got to go out there and give 100 per cent," added Davies.

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