21st Jul, 2018

INTERVIEW: Tom Davies thanks Steve Ogrizovic for FA Cup assist

FOOTBALL: DEFENDER Tom Davies said goalkeeping coach Steve Ogrizovic can take some of the credit for last week’s opening strike against Stoke City in the FA Cup.

Davies, who joined the Sky Blues last summer, was on the receiving end of a corner delivered by new signing Jordan Maguire-Drew.

The 25-year-old headed the ball into the path of fellow defender Jordan Willis, who consequently scored Sky Blues’ first goal of the afternoon.

But after a lull in goals from the back four this season, Davies said Ogrizovic has been working with the Sky Blues defenders to increase chances of scoring from set pieces.

Davies said: “Oggy has been in our ears about not scoring from set pieces.

“Oggy had set the move up and it worked perfectly on the day. Fingers crossed we get a couple more before the season is out.”

Despite knocking out Premier League opposition, celebrations within the Sky Blues camp were muted as they prepare to face Exeter and Swindon the next two weekends.

Davies said: “We knew we had a big month coming up.

“We enjoyed the result at the time but that’s been put to bed now.”

A couple of first team apperances has left Davies chomping at the bit for more action on the pitch.

But he understands the competition for a place in the side, particularly with Rod McDonald returning to full fitness.

“There’s lots of competition for players,” said Davies.

“That’s to be expected. It’s my job to perform when handed the chance and stay in the manager’s thoughts.

“It was tough earlier this season missing out on games. But I understood the situation.

“The chance came to play and you have to grasp that.”

Photo: PA. 

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