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DAVIES HOPES TO PUNISH FORMER SIDE

11 August 2015

Defender looks ahead to Derby clash

He made 82 appearances during a three-and-a-half year spell at Derby.

But now Ben Davies is hoping to help knock his former club out of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night.

The 34-year-old made his Pompey debut in Saturday’s 3-0 League Two triumph over Dagenham & Redbridge.

And now he has turned his attention to achieving another impressive result against Championship opposition.

Davies said: “I had some good times at Derby – they’re a fantastic football club.

“They’ve invested a lot of money and I think they’ll probably go on and win the league this season. 

“They’re the best side outside the Premier League and have players like Darren Bent, Andreas Weimann and Tom Ince.

“It’s going to be a tough game for us, but if we perform to our potential then we’ll be more than a match for them.

“We got a huge lift with the win over Dagenham on Saturday and beating Derby would provide an even bigger one.

“It’s a great chance for us at home and all the lads are desperate to get back out on that pitch again.”

Davies made his Blues bow on the right side of defence, but the versatile performer is not too bothered where he is asked to perform.

He said: “I can play a number of positions, although in the past few years it’s been more right-back and right-wing.

“But – and I know it’s a bit of a cliché – as long as I’m in the team then I’m happy to go wherever.

“I’ve been lucky enough to play hundreds of games in my career and I’ve been comfortable in whatever position I’m asked to occupy.”

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