Davies Delighted With Wolves Strike

  • October 24, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Mark Davies admits he struggled to cope with his reception but was delighted to score against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Tuesday night.

Davies, who joined Wanderers from Wolves in 2009, was the subject of a heated reception from the home supporters, but silenced his former supporters with a last minute strike that earned Bolton a well deserved draw.

Speaking after the game, the 24-year-old admitted he still has feelings for the club where he grew up and he hopes the two sides end the season by winning promotion to the Premier League.

"Overall, it is a good point away from home," Davies told the club's official website. "Molineux is a hard place to come and get results.

"I honestly never thought that we were going to lose the game. Even late on when it seemed the ball just wouldn't go in for us, I always felt that a goal was just around the corner.

"It's a little bit hard coming back here with the way the home fans were. Wolves are the team I've always supported throughout my life. I still follow them to this day and want them to do well.

"I'm not really sure why the booing has come about. Maybe it's because of me winning the penalty here last season, because prior to that things were okay.

"There are five or six of the Wolves players that I'm still close to. Carl Ikeme, the goalkeeper, is actually one of them so I was having a bit of banter with him in the tunnel after the game.

"It is nice to come back to Molineux. Seeing all of the behind-the-scenes staff. It's where I grew up. I've got a lot of friends here and I still want them to do well.

"In an ideal world, both ourselves and Wolves will be promoted back to the Premier League at the end of the season."

Davies' strike against his former club came courtesy of his, so called, weaker left foot, as have the majority of his goals throughout his senior career.

The midfielder says pressure from the Wolves defenders forced him into the shot, but he was happy to see the strike fly into the back of Ikeme's net.

"I never seem to score with my stronger right foot," he said. "I think I've only ever scored one goal in my senior career with my right foot - the one that won the club's goal of the season against Blackpool a few years back.

"I honestly didn't know what was going through my head, it was crazy. You don't have time to think about stuff when it happens so quickly like that. I just remembered thinking to myself, 'take a touch and get your shot away'.

"As I took my touch, there was a defender coming towards me and closing me down, meaning I had no choice but to shoot. I was just hoping it went in and it did.

"It's a point gained more than anything. That's all that's important, not my goal."

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