Perry keen on Davies stay
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chris Perry says he hopes to be playing with Curtis Davies at West Brom next season.
West Brom new-boy Chris Perry has told Sky Sports News that he hopes to be playing alongside Curtis Davies next season.
The Baggies starlet has been the subject of constant speculation ever since Bryan Robson's side were relegated, with the club turning down one bid from Uefa Cup qualifiers Tottenham Hotspur.
Wigan have also received short shrift in their attempts to lure the former Luton Town man whilst Portsmouth are also interested in Davies after his superb debut season in The Premiership last term.
The 21-year-old even captained the Midlands side for a spell, and Baggies boss Robson would be loath to lose the England Under-21 man.
Upon beginning his own West Brom career after moving to The Hawthorns on a free transfer, Perry has insisted that he has heard nothing regarding Davies' potential departure, and that he is hopeful of playing alongside the impressive youngster in the coming campaign.
"The impression that I have got from everyone is that the manager wants to keep the squad together and the chairman wants to keep the whole squad together and really make a big push for promotion this season," Perry told Sky Sports News.
"I've certainly not heard anything that would tell me that Curtis Davies is going to leave.
"He is a fantastic young player, he did ever so well last year in The Premier League and impressed me when we played against them and when I saw him on TV.
"I think he's got a big future ahead of him, but hopefully he's got a big future here this season."
Along with Perry, Robson has also signed up Welsh striker John Hartson as The Baggies attempt to bounce back to The Premiership at the first attempt, and the manager believes the club's fans should be pleased with the summer business so far.
"There's a lot of speculation about different players leaving the club, players coming into the club but at this moment in time my two main aims were to get John Hartson and Chris into the club, and I'm really pleased that we have been able to do that," said Robson.
"I think even round the West Bromwich area you are getting vibes from the fans that they are very happy with the signing of the two lads and so they should be because both players have played at the highest level for their whole careers and this is a great challenge for them."