Davies warns against complacency following City's slick start to season
Exeter City winger Arron Davies says the players are not surprised by the club's good start to the season – but has warned his team-mates not to rest on their laurels.
John O'Flynn's injury-time winner against Northampton Town last weekend gave City their fourth win in seven games and lifted the club to fourth in the Sky Bet League Two table – a point outside the automatic promotion places.
The start has surprised many supporters who were unsure how City would fare this season, having ended the last campaign poorly and lost a number of first-team players over the summer.
However, speaking ahead of City's clash at home to Newport County this weekend, Davies said the players were always confident they could do well and added that they are looking forward to a successful campaign.
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"I don't think we have surprised too many people. We always knew in the camp that we had a lot of good players," said Davies. "It was just about us churning out results and we have done that so far.
"I think it always helps when you are winning games. I think we have had a good start but we are not going to rest on our laurels.
"We are always looking to improve as a team and individuals as well.
"We have got to take it each game as it comes and not look too far ahead, but we are quite confident and looking forward to a good season." Davies said the momentum they have picked up from the win against Northampton should help in their quest for three points on Saturday.
The dressing room was 'buzzing' afterwards according to the Wales-born winger, who says they must draw on that as they go into a tough match against newly-promoted Newport.
"The lads are full of confidence, especially after the way we won the game [against Northampton] in the last minute," he said.
"The atmosphere in the dressing room after the game was buzzing as you can imagine – we were all over the moon.
"We have got to keep the momentum going. We have got to work hard this week as it is going to be a tough game on Saturday.
"I don't know if you would class it as a derby, but the sides are not too far away from each other in terms of distance, so I'm sure they will bring a lot of fans and our fans will be bang up for it as well so it should make for a good atmosphere."
"I have never played against Newport," added Davies. "But it is going to be quite a big game for me as well with my Welsh background. I know one or two of their players though and it will be a very tough game."
Davies' form this season has mirrored City's good start to the campaign. The left-sided midfielder has been getting good reviews from the manager and supporters for his displays so far this term, but he added there is still something missing.
"I'd like a goal," he said. "I think I have been unfortunate not to score.
"I have hit the bar and the post and forced a couple of keepers into some good saves, but I'm trying to add goals to my performances this season, other than that though I'm really happy with how thing have been going."