Steve Davis looking forward to returning to Oakwell to see some familiar faces
Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis is looking forward to returning to Oakwell this evening and meeting up with some old faces. Davis spent seven ‘great seasons’ at Barnsley and always talks fondly of his time in South Yorkshire with his young family.
Under Danny Wilson during his first spell as manager, the centre-half helped the club reach the FA Premier League for the first time in their history in 1997, but he unfortunately missed the opportunity of playing in the top flight himself after breaking his leg during the promotion winning campaign.
After signing for £180,000 from Burnley in 1991, Davis played over 119 games for the Tykes before leaving to join Oxford in 1998.
Ahead of this evening’s Capital One Cup tie, Steve told the club’s official web-site: “It is a bit unusual to draw a team in a cup competition and then face them in the league days later. You just have to take it as it comes and we have been to watch them.
“We will certainly go there and give a real go, like we always do in cup competitions. It will be a tough cup tie because going to Oakwell is never easy.
“I had seven great seasons there and was a part of the team that reached the play-offs one year and then got promoted to the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history. I had some really good times there and they are a great club.
“There are a lot of honest, hardworking football people in Barnsley and I am really looking forward to going back and seeing some old faces.”