Barnsley: Reds is best place for me says keeper Davies

Reds keeper Adam Davies.

Reds keeper Adam Davies.

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Goalkeeper Adam Davies believes Barnsley is the best place for him to blossom.

The 22-year-old signed a new two-year contract to stay at Oakwell earlier this week.

And now the former Sheffield Wednesday shot-stopper is determined to cement a regular first team starting berth next season in League One.

“I think this is a really good club for me to push on,” revealed Davies. “I’m delighted to have signed a new contract.

“We’ve got a really good manager and I came on leaps and bounds last season.

“Hopefully I can now play a big part in our promotion push next season.

“I want to kick on now. I’ve really settled here and feel I’ve improved a lot.”

Davies impressed last season when thrown in at the deep end after injury to usual first-team starter Ross Turnbull.

He went on to play 25 times for the Reds and cemented a regular starting between the posts.

And with Johnson at the helm, the German-born keeper is confident he – and the club – can go from strength-to-strength.

“We’ll get a good pre-season under our belts and the manager will get into us what he wants next season,” added Davies. “The manager has good knowledge on the game, so he’s someone you can learn a lot from.”

Davies’ deal also has the option of a further two years when it expires at the end of the 2016-17 season.

And that means the player can happily focus on his football with his future secured for the next two seasons.

“It’s nice to get a bit of security behind you because you never know what’s going to happen with football because it’s such a cut-throat game.

“I can just concentrate on my football with a two-year deal under my belt.”

Meanwhile, the club have announced another pre-season friendly ahead of next season, travelling to Conference Premier side Guiseley on Tuesday 14 July, 7pm kick-off.