Davies goal burst silences the critics

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BARNSLEY striker Craig Davies is more than happy to prove his doubters wrong as his Reds career blossoms.

The former Chesterfield hitman bagged a brace as the Reds sunk Doncaster Rovers on Saturday at home.

And the 25-year-old is confident the floodgates could now open, having scored four goals in as many games with the club having climbed to a high of 15th in the Championship table.

He said: “I’ve had doubters throughout my whole life really, not just in football. Even at school there were teachers who said I would never be a footballer, but hopefully I can continue to do what I’m doing now and keep scoring goals for the team.

“I’ve always worked hard, but it’s up to me to keep grafting hard on the training ground and if I do that it should hopefully help me keep my place in the team.

“It has been a bit of a frustrating time for me having to watch from the sidelines because I’ve been injured, especially when the lads were playing well. But thankfully the gaffer (Keith Hill) has now put me back in the side and hopefully I can continue to repay some of the faith he has had in me.”

Davies said he’s looking forward to another Yorkshire derby on Saturday at Elland Road against Leeds United.

“It’s going to be a big game for us against such a big club,” he said.