Curtis wants to captain Lions
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Brom defender Curtis Davies says he has aspirations of captaining England.
West Bromwich Albion defender Curtis Davies says he has aspirations of captaining England in the future.
The 21-year-old is one of the most highly-rated young defenders in England despite playing in The Championship, and has already shown remarkable leadership capabilities in his short career.
Davies was installed as The Premiership's youngest captain by former Baggies boss Bryan Robson last season, just months after moving to The Hawthorns from Luton Town.
The athletic stopper has also been capped at Under-21 level, with another appearance expected when the youth ranks take on Holland on Tuesday night, but Davies has his sights set on a senior call-up.
The Baggies skipper says he will not be content with a token cap, and that he is aiming to captain his country in the coming years.
"Maybe I can show them a few things. I don't want a cap by coming on for the last ten minutes, I hope to get a start and then go from there," Davies told the Daily Express.
"My aim is to play for my country, I want to pull on the shirt and captain my country.
"I've got a lot of centre-halves to get past.
"It would be sweet if I could get into the England team."