Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 2°C

Search

Kenny Davis eyes up Iron points, before England appearance

11:00 26 January 2013

Braintree

Braintree's Kenny Davis, centre, in action against Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup earlier this season

BRAINTREE Town midfielder, Kenny Davis, is eying-up a mid-table slot if the Iron can claim a crunch win at bottom-four club Nuneaton Town this afternoon.

shares

Davis is looking forward to another outing with the England C team, against Turkey next month, but before then he would like his Iron team to be well clear of the Blue Square Premier drop zone.

Alan Devonshire’s men have won three of their last six matches, to lift themselves three points clear of the bottom four.

And they have a golden opportunity to open up a bigger gap, in the first of a double-header against Nuneaton – the two clubs will meet again in another league match in March.

“I wouldn’t say this weekend is a must-win, but it would be a massive bonus to take the three points,” insisted Davis.

“It would create a buffer between us and the clubs at the bottom, and it would do wonders for our confidence.

“The Nuneaton game is a similar one to our recent match against Telford. It’s the same sort of situation, and we managed to win that one (3-2).

“I believe we are starting to pick up our form at the right time. We have some tricky away games coming up, but we have been doing well on the road.

“It’s at home where we have got to keep improving, to encourage a few more people through the turnstiles,” added Davis.

Midfield general Davis was recently named in the England C squad, to face Turkey in the semi-finals of the International Challenge Trophy at Dartford’s Princes Park on Tuesday, February 5.

It will be a chance for the 24-year-old to be reunited with former Braintree left-back Aswad Thomas, who left the Iron to join Grimsby Town last summer. The Mariners are currently top of the Blue Square Premier, and Thomas is their representative in the England C squad.

“It will be a real honour to play for England C again,” confirmed Davis.

“The fact that it is taking place at Dartford means it is not far from where I come from, so there will be a lot of my family and friends able to come and watch me.

“It will be my fourth appearance for England, and it’s something to look forward to, although before then I want to help earn a few more points for Braintree.”

The Iron could hand a debut to new signing Dan Walker, following the attacker’s loan move from Luton Town nine days ago.

Today’s hosts Nuneaton are third-from-bottom, although they registered an impressive 3-1 away win at Cambridge United in their last outing, on January 15.

Nuneaton players showed their commitment to the cause this week, to make sure that today’s game went ahead, by clearing the pitch of snow rather than training on Tuesday night.

Braintree have not played for a fortnight, since the home win over Telford, due to postponements against Grimsby and Dartford.

shares

0 comments

Town players surround David McGoldrick after he had put Ipswich 1-0 up in the Ipswich Town v Milton Keynes Dons (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 30 April 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy praised teenage full-backs Josh Emmanuel and Myles Kenlock after their impressive displays in this afternoon’s 3-2 home win over MK Dons.

Luke Varney celebrates Town's winner with David McGoldrick in the Ipswich Town v Milton Keynes Dons (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 30 April 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
www.stephenwaller.com

Luke Varney’s emphatic last-minute header saw Ipswich Town win their final home game of the season 3-2 against already-relegated MK Dons.

Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans was caught on camera playing in the Sir Bobby Robson Golf Classic in Portugal

EADT 31.8.12

Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans says he ‘will look at transfer fees’ this summer as the club prepares for a 15th successive campaign in the Championship.

Match Centre

Live match updates from Ipswich Town’s final home game of the season, against Milton Keynes Dons.

Town manager Mick McCarthy applauds the fans as he comes on the pitch with assistant Terry Connor ahead of the Ipswich Town v Nottingham Forest (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 05 March 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town’s season started with promise but has ended with frustration. Mick McCarthy has addressed a range of topics ahead of this afternoon’s dead rubber of a final home match against MK Dons.

Piort Malarczyk in action during the Ipswich Town V Portsmouth (Emirates FA Cup Third Round) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 09 January 2016.      

Picture: Steve Waller       

www.stephenwaller.com

Mick McCarthy has revealed that central defenders Piotr Malarczyk and Josh Yorwerth will be allowed to leave Ipswich Town.

Luke Hyam is back for Ipswich Town

Mick McCarthy has been told by Luke Hyam’s agent that the midfielder is ‘going to accept’ a new contract offer from Ipswich Town.

Teddy Bishop in action for Ipswich Town's Under 21s on Monday

Midfielder Teddy Bishop and young full-backs Josh Emmanuel and Myles Kenlock will all start for Ipswich Town against MK Dons tomorrow afternoon.

Paul Digby and Marc McNulty in action during the Ipswich Town V Portsmouth (Emirates FA Cup Third Round) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 09 January 2016.      
Picture: Steve Waller       
www.stephenwaller.com

Don’t judge a book by its cover. When Paul Digby joined Ipswich Town on loan at the start of January it was, from the outside looking in, a strange bit of business.

Brett Pitman is angered by Jonas Knudsen's late attempt on goal and is restrained by team mate David McGoldrick

Ipswich Town striker Brett Pitman admits he still has some work to do controlling his emotions after a poor result, but is not ready to curb his vocal presence in the dressing room.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24