Baggies star could extend stay
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Brom star Curtis Davies says he could easily stay with the club beyond this season.
West Brom star Curtis Davies says he could easily stay with the club beyond this season is they win promotion back to the season.
A host of clubs have Davies at the top of their shopping lists, but as in the summer - West Brom insists he is not for sale.
It has been widely expected that Davies would depart, no matter what, at the end of the season - but The Baggies captain says that promotion back to the Premiership could see him extend his stay at The Hawthorns.
Davies was asked how his situation compared with Matthew Upson, who is also the target of a number of clubs - but again Birmingham, like West Brom, are insisting on staying put.
"I can't speak for Matthew Upson but, if we go up I'm back in the Premiership, I'm happy," he said.
"I just want to do well this season, get the club up and worry about whatever happens after that.
"But, like I said, if I'm back in the Premiership, I'm happy.
"I want to lift a trophy at the end of this season. I don't want to settle for second spot or the play-offs. I want to win the Championship.
"We have to make up ground on Birmingham first of all and close them down or whoever is top of the league. I'm convinced we can do it but we need to show that away from home."
Davies also backed Nathan Ellington, who wants to leave the club, to be a big hit should he remain this month.
"Nathan has got his head down in training and is getting on with things," he said.
"Maybe he had his heart set on a move and maybe that's not going to happen.
"He knows if he is here he's going to want to play because he has got to show he is good enough if he wants to get a move anyway.
"He will get his head down and try to the best of his ability because it's in his best interests and he wouldn't want to let the lads down anyway."