LISTEN: Sheffield United’s Ben Davies issues warning to rivals

Ben Davies wheels away in delight after scoring the winning goal at Peterborough � copyright : Blades Sports Photography
Ben Davies wheels away in delight after scoring the winning goal at Peterborough � copyright : Blades Sports Photography

Ben Davies says Sheffield United have scored a major psychological victory in the race for the Championship ahead of tomorrow’s meeting with Crawley Town, writes James Shield.

Nigel Clough’s side recorded its first victory of the new League One season by shattering Peterborough’s previously unblemished record earlier this week.

Davies, who scored the winning goal at London Road, told The Star: “I think that result was a bit of a statement. That’s what the lads were saying in the dressing room afterwards as well because they (Peterborough) are a really good team.

“Going there on the back of two defeats was a really tough situation but, if we want to be in the shake-up, those are the sort of games we’ve got to win.”

Davies, the former Derby County defender, added: “We’re a mentally tougher team than last time around and we’re ready to fight to try and get what we want.

“We’ve shown everyone that we can really dig-in and we know that we can score goals.

“All we need to do is really believe in what the gaffer tells us and also ourselves.”

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