Davis on a desire to add goals

By SFC Media Tue 22 Nov Steven Davis

Southampton midfielder Steven Davis has set his sights on helping to contribute more goals from midfield as the season progresses.

Despite a string of impressive displays, the Northern Ireland international is yet to register for Saints thus far.

After eight goals in the previous campaign, and a strike for his country against San Marino during a recent international break, Davis insists it’s the responsibility of the whole team to increase the number of goals.

“I’m still trying to get in the box. Obviously it’s a slightly different role to what the manager’s asking of me but he still wants midfielders to chip in with goals,” said Davis.

“Unfortunately that hasn’t happened so far but we’ve had a lot of chances this season.

“One criticism is that we haven’t been clinical enough throughout the team and we obviously need to spread that responsibility through the team.”

Saints have created no less than 135 chances in the Premier League, with Charlie Austin still leading the way in terms of goals and Nathan Redmond five behind in all competitions on three.

With the unforgiving nature of the Premier League, the experienced midfielder knows the importance of turning creation into a more clinical edge which was epitomised by one recent fixture in particular.

Davis added: “We’re up there with the most number of chances, but at this level you have to be clinical and take your chances whenever you’re on top and there’s no better of example than the Hull game.

“We went 1-0 up and we should have got another and that would have dented Hull’s confidence.”