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Aware Of The Tough Task

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12:14 14th May 2013

Midfielder on the challenge that lies ahead.

Midfielder David Davis has called on his team-mates to be aware of the tough test facing them in League One next season.

The Academy graduate broke through into the first team at Molineux in 2012, and turned in a series of impressive performances last season before his campaign was brought to a premature end with an injury suffered at Bolton Wanderers.

Davis was loaned out a number of times before making his Wolves breakthrough, and has experience of League One after playing for Walsall, Shrewsbury Town - who will both come up against Wolves next season - and Chesterfield.

"The standard in League One is getting better and better," Davis says. "You can't underestimate any team, so we've got to go into the season with our heads screwed on and respect the league and the challenge.

"Maybe there was a bit of complacency around this season, and we've ended up going down, so that just proves how hard the Championship is, and League One will be exactly the same."

Davis had figured prominently for Wolves since the turn of the year, being favoured by former manager Dean Saunders and impressing in the middle of the park - particularly in the 3-2 win over Birmingham at St. Andrews, when Davis set up all three Wolves goals.

The injury jinx that had already blighted the squad was to strike him in the very next game though, as he limped off the field with ankle ligament damage at the Reebok Stadium.

Since that setback ended his season, the youngster has been working to get back to full fitness at Wolves' Compton Park training ground, and is confident that he will be fit and ready for the start of the next campaign.

"When I got injured they told me it would be six to nine weeks," he explains. "I'm at six weeks now, so I've got a couple more weeks left and after that I should be ok.

"I'm going to carry on doing my rehab here, hopefully get my fitness up to where it needs to be, then get a break in just before pre-season starts, and hopefully I'll be ready then."

Having joined Wolves' Academy set-up five years ago, Davis is all too aware of the need for the club to return to the Championship as swiftly as possible, and he is hopeful that he and his fellow Academy graduates can play a big part.

"If we can get a good squad together, bring some fresh faces in, then hopefully we'll be able to mount a good challenge and get back up.

"I think it's always good if you've got young, hungry players who are willing to prove themselves," he continues. 

"Obviously you need experienced heads around as well, but at the same time, a lot of our young lads have already been on loan to League One clubs, so that will help us as well. When they get called upon, they've got to be ready."


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