|Position:||Midfielder / Striker|
|Date of Birth:||29th December 1987|
Davies came through the youth ranks at Tranmere Rovers, making his first team debut at the age of 17 in 2005
Though initially established as a striker, lack of starting opportunities saw him switch to the left wing.
Leeds United unsuccessfully attempted to sign the winger on three separate occasions.
Davies contract with Tranmere expired at the close of the 2007-08 season season and he attracted the interest of Derby, with Rams manager Paul Jewell signing him on a three year deal with Derby on June 12, 2008.
As the two clubs could not agree a fee for Davies, on the 26th August 2008 a tribunal ordered Derby to pay Tranmere up to Â£725,000 in compensation.
He made his competitive first team debut in August 2008 and scored his first goal against Birmingham City on 30 September 2008
At the end of March 2009, he suffered a hairline fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot and was ruled out for the rest of the season.
Davies enjoyed a successful 2009/10 pre season for Derby, scoring four goals in as many games, prompting manager Nigel Clough to challenge to maintain the form and claim a first team spot heading into the new season.
Despite starting in the first team, a succession of injuries meant that Davies only played in two matches between the end of August 2009 and January 2010.
After returning, Davies embarked on a run of five consecutive appearances, though four were as substitute.
Sadly his fitness problems returned and he made four starts in the next seventeen fixtures and the club announced Davies was to undergo ankle surgery which ruled him out until June 1.
Clough was determined to improve Davies conditioning for the 2010/11 season, stating "He will be back in training on 1 June, four weeks before everybody else."
Davies subsequently damaged his cruciate ligaments in pre-season training and was ruled out for a further six months.
With his contract up at the end of the 10/11 season, he will have to put in some brilliant performances to have any hope of a new contract at Derby.
It is a terrible shame that a player with obvious skill and talent will be slave to a body that cannot cope with the rigors of football.
Though all Rams fans hope that will prove not to be the case!
Player Ratings for Steve Davies
|14 Aug||Scunthorpe United CC||H||5 - 5||0 |
|18 Aug||Sheffield Wednesday 2||H||2 - 2||0 |
|21 Aug||Bolton Wanderers 2||A||2 - 0||0 |
|25 Aug||Wolverhampton Wanderers 2||A||1 - 1||0 |
|1 Sep||Watford 2||H||5 - 1||0 |
|15 Sep||Huddersfield Town 2||A||1 - 0||0 |
|18 Sep||Charlton Athletic 2||H||3 - 2||0 |
|22 Sep||Burnley 2||H||1 - 2||0 |
|30 Sep||Nottingham Forest 2||A||0 - 1||0 |
|3 Oct||Middlesbrough 2||A||2 - 2||0 |
|6 Oct||Brighton and Hove Albion 2||H||0 - 0||0 |
|20 Oct||Blackburn Rovers 2||H||1 - 1||0 |
|23 Oct||Ipswich Town 2||A||1 - 2||0 |
|27 Oct||Peterborough United 2||A||3 - 0||0 |
|3 Nov||Blackpool 2||H||4 - 1||0 |
|6 Nov||Barnsley 2||H||2 - 0||0 |
|10 Nov||Millwall 2||A||2 - 1||0 |
|17 Nov||Crystal Palace 2||A||3 - 0||1 |
|24 Nov||Birmingham City 2||H||3 - 2||0 |
|27 Nov||Cardiff City 2||H||1 - 1||0 |
|1 Dec||Leicester City 2||A||4 - 1||0 |
|8 Dec||Leeds United 2||H||3 - 1||0 |
|15 Dec||Bristol City 2||A||0 - 2||0 |
|21 Dec||Hull City 2||H||1 - 2||0 |
|26 Dec||Burnley 2||A||2 - 0||0 |
|29 Dec||Charlton Athletic 2||A||1 - 1||0 |
|1 Jan||Middlesbrough 2||H||3 - 1||0 |
|5 Jan||Tranmere Rovers FAC||H||5 - 0||0 |
|12 Jan||Brighton and Hove Albion 2||A||2 - 1||0 |
|19 Jan||Nottingham Forest 2||H||1 - 1||0 |
|26 Jan||Blackburn Rovers FAC||H||0 - 3||0 |
|2 Feb||Huddersfield Town 2||H||3 - 0||0 |
|9 Feb||Sheffield Wednesday 2||A||2 - 2||0 |
|12 Feb||Hull City 2||A||2 - 1||0 |
|16 Feb||Wolverhampton Wanderers 2||H||0 - 0||0 |
|19 Feb||Bolton Wanderers 2||H||1 - 1||0 |
|23 Feb||Watford 2||A||2 - 1||0 |
|1 Mar||Crystal Palace 2||H||0 - 1||0 |
|5 Mar||Cardiff City 2||A||1 - 1||0 |
|9 Mar||Birmingham City 2||A||3 - 1||0 |
|16 Mar||Leicester City 2||H||2 - 1||0 |
|29 Mar||Bristol City 2||H||3 - 0||0 |
|1 Apr||Leeds United 2||A||1 - 2||0 |
|6 Apr||Ipswich Town 2||H||0 - 1||0 |
|13 Apr||Blackburn Rovers 2||A||2 - 0||0 |
|16 Apr||Barnsley 2||A||1 - 1||0 |
|20 Apr||Peterborough United 2||H||3 - 1||0 |
|27 Apr||Blackpool 2||A||2 - 1||0 |
|4 May||Millwall 2||H||1 - 0||0 |
Player Stats for Steve Davies
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News Stories for Steve Davies
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|RamsWeek 18 - Mixed Emotions Mon 30th Apr 2012 01:51|
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|What I.Saw - "Let's All Have A Disco" Mon 23rd Apr 2012 15:03|
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|RamsWeek 17 - Passing the Time Mon 23rd Apr 2012 01:04|
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|RamsWeek 16 - Alive and Kicking Mon 16th Apr 2012 00:53|
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|D.J's MatchDay Dissection - Play-Off Door Ajar For Derby!? Sat 14th Apr 2012 07:45|
Nigel Clough has been spruiking that his team may have left their run a little late to try and snatch a play-off position but behind the scenes I bet he is pushing for one final lunge at a door that is marginally still ajar.
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