Davis set for Villa talks
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fulham target Steven Davis has conceded that he may quit Aston Villa.Fulham target Steven Davis has conceded that he may quit Aston Villa in the pursuit of first team football.
The Northern Ireland international saw what appeared to be a blossoming career stall last season under Martin O'Neill's stewardship, after what was previously a hugely promising start to life in the Premiership.
Fulham boss Lawrie Sanchez is well aware of the schemer's capabilities having managed him during his spell as national coach and, it is no secret that he is keen on being reunited with his compatriot.
Davis is set to start pre-season training on 4th July, where it is expected that clear-the-air talks with O'Neill will determine whether he still has a future at Villa Park.
"Last season, I didn't get playing that much, or not as much as I would have liked to," Davis told the News Letter. "So if I have to move on to get playing regularly, then that's what I have to do, and if it's not going to be at Villa, it'll be somewhere else.
"I'm waiting to go back to pre-season on Wednesday and I'll have a chat with Martin O'Neill then and see what he's got to say.
"If I'm wanted, then I'll have a decision to make and if I'm not, then I'm going to have to move on.
"At the end of the day, that's what we play the game for, to get playing games regularly, that's the most important thing for me at the minute. But I need to wait and see what his (O'Neill's) plans are.
"I've been linked with a few clubs and my agent has been speaking to a few different clubs and I'm just basically waiting to hear back from them and see what's happening. But again, I have to speak to Martin O'Neill first and foremost before I make any decision.
"I'm settled in the area but I need matches, that's what I'm in England for and if I can't do it regularly at Villa, then it'll be with another club."