Patience a virtue for Davies
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
New signing Curtis Davies has vowed to remain patient at West Bromwich Albion.
West Bromwich Albion's new signing Curtis Davies has vowed to remain patient as he awaits the opportunity to establish himself in The Premiership.
Nevertheless Davies, who completed a £3 million move from Championship side Luton a matter of minutes before the closure of the transfer window, is desperate to impress manager Bryan Robson.
"I'm willing to take my time - I'll be patient," Davies told Sky Sports News. "I believe Bryan Robson is an honest manager and I just hope that when I do get a chance, he'll keep me in."
The 20-year-old, who only rose to prominence during The Hatters' 2004/05 League One championship campaign also admitted that, though it was a wrench to leave Kenilworth Road, the lure of The Premiership proved too great.
He added: "It was very emotional when I went back to get all my stuff but at the end of the day I have bettered myself by coming to The Premiership.
"I wish the lads all the best and I hope they can get here next year."
Robson was equally delighted to have secured the services of the highly-rated defender who Albion's manager believes has the raw talent necessary to succeed at the highest level.
"He's got a few things to work on but he has loads of attributes that make us think he can make a big improvement," Robson said.
"That is why I have spent the money on him. £3 million is not cheap nowadays but that's the confidence that the staff and I have got in the lad.
"He's quick, strong in the air, he's a good organiser for a young lad and he talks well on the pitch."