Davies: I need to move on
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Curtis Davies has told Sky Sports News why he wants to leave West Brom.Curtis Davies has told Sky Sports News his reasons for wanting to leave West Bromwich Albion.
The defender has asked to quit the Championship club following The Baggies' failure to clinch a return to the top flight.
West Brom boss Tony Mowbray has rejected his captain's request and insists the player will only leave for a mammoth fee.
But Davies feels another season spent at The Hawthorns will be detrimental to his hopes of breaking into England's senior squad.
Outlining why he wants to leave The Baggies, the centre-half feels he needs to be playing in the Premier League to ensure his career continues to progress.
"I stayed because of my loyalty towards Bryan Robson and my team-mates really," Davies told Sky Sports News.
"It's a shame that, obviously, last year we couldn't be in the Premiership, but at the end of the day that's last year and it's gone.
"I need to focus on this year and it is imperative that I play in the Premier League as I'm falling behind already.
"I feel if I'm in the Championship again then it's going to be even harder to push towards the senior squad because I'm getting too old for the 21s.
"It's a hard way to do it, but football is my life and I want to reach the highest heights of my career as possible.
"The only way I can do it is by moving on."