BARNSLEY: Four goal Craig Davies is enjoying life

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CRAIG Davies has hinted he’d be keen to sign a new contract with the Championship outfit after becoming the first Barnsley player for nearly 22 years to score four goals in a league fixture for the club.

Davies’ four goals in a 5-0 drubbing of his home town club Birmingham City propelled him to joint top in the Championship leading scorer standings. “I’m really happy here” said Davies, exclusively to The Star. “I’ve always said that if you’re happy you’ll do well. The manager Keith Hill and assistant manager David Flitcroft have shown a lot of faith in me and that’s what I’ve needed. I’m not interested in talking about contracts though, I’m letting my football do the talking.

“I’m a firm believer hard work will get you success - and the rewards will follow.”

Ex-Reds David Currie was the last Barnsley player to score four in a league match - a 5-2 home win over Bournemouth in 1988.

And the Reds’ weekend victory at St Andrews was also the first time the club have scored five goals in an away league fixture since a 5-1 victory over Bristol City in 1992.

“Scoring four goals doesn’t happen very often. I’ve scored hat-tricks before but it’s always difficult to get that fourth” added Davies, whose last hat-trick came in loan for Stockport against Bristol Rovers in 2008.