Davis ready to make amends
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Kelvin Davis insists his confidence remains intact despite a poor start to the season.Sunderland keeper Kelvin Davis insists his confidence remains intact despite a less than fruitful start to life in The Premiership.
The former Ipswich favourite moved to The Stadium of Light in the summer and has endured a baptism of fire in the top flight, with mistakes coming against both Chelsea and West Brom.
However, Davis was excellent against Middlesbrough at the weekend and is now confident he can show his true quality on a regular basis.
''I've been criticised a bit this season but you have to take that as part of your job," Davis told The Journal.
"I lost my voice against West Brom - and dropped a cross I shouldn't have because Alan Stubbs didn't hear me coming to claim it.
"My performances have been put under the microscope and when you concede a goal like we did against West Brom in the last minute the criticism has got to be directed somewhere.
"Nine times out of ten it always falls on the goalkeeper. But I'm an experienced lad and I try not to let it affect me. I've got used to the highs and lows.
"It's the same as when I've played well, like I did on Sunday. I try not to let that go to my head. You just have to stay focused.
"Suddenly I'm the hero but it's a team game and we win and lose together.
"We'd begun to think things couldn't get any worse. I've never known so much bad luck in my career. And we were right because we went to Middlesbrough and won.
"Hopefully it has finally ended all that silly talk about us not winning for 27 games in The Premiership.''