Arron Davies wants to end a good week on a high with Exeter City
Arron Davies is hoping to turn a good week into a great one by helping Exeter City to victory over visiting Burton Albion on Saturday.
The Welsh winger played in both the goalless draw at Oxford United on Tuesday and the 4-0 drubbing of Scunthorpe United last weekend, where he notched a real goal of the season contender.
Those four points leave Exeter in third place in the League Two table, but the former Yeovil Town and Nottingham Forest flyer wants three more from the clash against the Brewers this weekend.
“The scoreline last Saturday was great for us and I think Tuesday was a good point as well,” Davies said.
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“I think we would have taken four points from six and it would be good to cap a great week if we can win at home on Saturday.
“Any time you go to those sort of places, it is going to be tough and although we beat Scunthorpe by quite a big score, I think they are one of the better teams in the league and they showed that by then going to Fleetwood and winning.
“That’s the type of team they are and I do think they will be up there at the end of the season and I think Oxford will as well, so it has been a good week for us and if we can get a win on Saturday, that would make it a great week.
“Burton are another good side and got to the play-offs last year and I think they probably have one of the best strike forces in the league, so we will have to be at it. But we have to win these games if we want to win promotion and if we can take seven points from this week, we will be delighted.”
Davies admits that it is still too early to start talking up Exeter’s promotion credentials, but he has the belief that City can do better than last year when they fell just short of the top seven after a chronic end of season.
“I was only looking at the league table last night and if Scunthorpe win their game in hand, I think they can go from 12th to fourth,” he said. “Everyone seems to be beating each other, so you just have to put a run together and that’s what we are looking to do now: find some consistency and win our home games.
“We are not talking about championships yet, we are not getting above our station. We are working hard and trying to do the right things day in day out.”
Reflecting on last season’s finish, Davies added: “We know our last seven results weren’t good, we lost six out of the last seven, but we had a lot of injuries then and that killed us.
“Touch wood and fingers crossed, we will have better luck with injuries this year and keep everyone fit. I think that is massive to any camp and any promotion push, we don’t have the biggest of squads, but we have quality in it and we need to keep everyone fit.”
Davies has had a superb season so far for the Grecians and he certainly won over some of the more sceptical supporters with his brilliant goal in the 3-1 Devon derby win over Plymouth Argyle earlier in October. But the 29-year-old beat that effort hands down with his sensational 40-yard half-volley at Scunthorpe last week.
“I think it was all in the throw really,” said the modest Welshman. “It was a nicely weighted throw from Woody (Craig Woodman) and I let it come across me. As soon as it bounced I thought: ‘I’m going to have a shot here’ so I instinctively hit it and as soon as it left my foot, I knew it had a chance.
“I then saw the goalkeeper scurry across the goal and the ball hit the post and went in, so I was buzzing! It was a good strike and you know if you catch it right, it has a chance of going in.
“I have had a few where I have run half the pitch and had good finishes, but that was a one-off and the most spectacular I think.”