Barnsley: Davies determined to force his way into the side

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New signing Adam Davies won’t be happy making up the numbers at Barnsley.

The Reds’ first summer signing, former Sheffield Wednesday shot-stopper Davies is looking to make an immediate impression.

And the 21-year-olds’ first mission – trying to dislodge regular number one keeper Luke Steele from his position between the posts.

“Hopefully it’s going to be a new chapter in my career here at Barnsley,” said Davies.

“I’ve still got a bit of time on my hands because I’m only young, but I want to play as much as possible.

“At the end of the day I’m not here to twiddle my thumbs, I’m here to give Luke a lot of competition through the season.

“I want to play a few games this season. I’m quite commanding in the box and I’m a good shot-stopper, so I’m happy with my all-round game.

“There’s only one spot up for grabs and, although you don’t want injuries to any of your teammates because you have a goalies’ union, you want to be playing games.

“You’ve just got to fight your hardest week-in, week-out in training and hope you get to play.”

Meanwhile, winger Jim O’Brien has turned down his offer of a new two-year deal.

The Star understands the Scot wants to find a Championship club.