Davis wants spot back
By Patrick Whyte
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sunderland goalkeeper Kelvin Davis is determined to regain his place in the first team.
Sunderland goalkeeper Kelvin Davis is determined to regain his place in The Black Cats' first team after he was dropped following a string of poor displays.
They culminated in Davis being booed by sections of the crowd at The Stadium of Light following Sunderland's second half collapse against Portsmouth.
Manager Mick McCarthy decided to hand a Premiership debut to England Under-19 stopper Ben Alnwick against Arsenal and Davis was relegated to the reserves.
"I've got to have a professional attitude, stay positive and enjoy it," Davis told Sunderland's official website.
"If not what's the point?
"Of course I was disappointed when I was told I would not be playing at Highbury but I've stayed positive and I'll work hard to win back my place.
"I came in for criticism against Portsmouth and it was difficult for me, but since then people have shown nothing but support.
"You can hear it when people are booing you but you have to let it go, you still have a job to do. It's not easy but I have plenty of experience and I dealt with it."