Davis up for the challenge
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Kelvin Davis has insisted he is ready to challenge for the number one jersey.Sunderland's new signing Kelvin Davis has insisted that he is ready to do battle for the number one jersey with Mart Poom and Ben Alnwick.
Davis, who moved to The Stadium of Light from Ipswich town for £1.25million earlier in the summer, knows that competition will be tough for a first-team place, but is looking forward to the challenge.
"As far as I am concerned, there are three keepers at the club who will be pushing for the place at the start of the season," he told Sky Sports News.
"I just hope that it's myself, but I understand that as a keeper there's only one position available, and it's up to the manager."
The former Ipswich keeper is delighted to be finally getting his chance to shine in the top-flight.
"It's everything," he continued. "In any career you want to be at the top but without kidding yourself too much and thinking you can be at the top.
"You just have to be realistic and work as hard as you can and then see how far you can go.
"That's what I intend to do."
Davis also spoke of his delight that his team-mate at Ipswich, Tommy Miller, has joined The Black Cats.
Miller moved back to the North East just days after Davis sealed his deal with the club and the keeper says that the midfielder's local knowledge will come in very handy.
"It's a great help, just little things like where to get my hair cut and knowing where the nearest sports shop is if I need to pick up a new pair of boots," he added.
"There's plenty of advantages with having someone you know very well in the same job."