Davis scoops October award

By SFC Media Wed 15 Nov Player of the Month

Southampton captain Steven Davis has been chosen by supporters as the team's Under Armour Player of the Month for October.

The skipper beat out competition from fellow nominees Ryan Bertrand, Cédric and Manolo Gabbiadini to win the latest prize.

Davis, who scored in the 1-1 draw at Brighton amid a host of strong performances, also enjoyed a month to remember as he visited Buckingham Palace to be made an MBE by Prince William.

Picking up the award after returning from international duty with Northern Ireland, Davis reflected on a period that has been filled with a range of emotions.

"There's been some really good highs and some big lows as well, but I'm delighted to get it, so thank you to everyone who voted," he said.

"The fans are supporting you every game. You try to do your best always, as everybody does in the team, so it's always nice to be recognised for your efforts.

nothing's handed to you in football. you have to work for everything you get.

steven davis
southampton captain

"Like everything, there's room for improvement. It was nice to get on the scoresheet at Brighton, it was just unfortunate we couldn't get three points there.

"I think there's been a little bit of frustration we're not getting the points we feel we deserved, but nothing's handed to you in football. You have to work for everything you get, so it's important we stick together and keep fighting for each other and I'm sure the results will turn in our favour."

October was a particularly special month for Davis, as it concluded with him visiting Buckingham Palace to be made an MBE by Prince William.

"It was a special day," he said. "It was great to be able to share that with my family, and my dad got across as well, and I took my wife and my two girls with me, so it was a really memorable day.

"It was something I never expected in a million years, but obviously a huge honour to receive it, and it was nice to have a chat with Prince William on the day and be there with all the people who have done so well in their specific fields and spend the day hearing a few of their stories as well."

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