Davies Collects Award

Tuesday 16 September 2008

After playing his part in a superb win over Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, Simon Davies collected his 2007/08 Player of the Season Award at the Awards Dinner, which was held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Saturday evening.

Davies was a solid perfromer thoughout a testing season and he was heavily involved in many of Fulham’s goals as the season reached its dramatic conclusion. Davies now adds his Fulham Player of the Season award to similar accolades won at Peterborough, Tottenham and for Wales.

“It great to know that the fans appreciate what you’re trying to do on the pitch,” said Davies. “It was a very difficult season and it means a lot to receive an award like that.

“I don’t think we’d want to go through it again but the elation at the end of the Portsmouth game was unbelievable. The pressure we had to play under since Christmas was hard to describe. You’d go out there and couldn’t really express yourself because you didn’t want to be the person to make that mistake.

“But the Manager got us through it and kept us believing in ourselves. It wasn’t easy but the squad stuck together and it was an amazing end to the season. But overall it was a disappointing season.”

With six points already on the board and impressive performances against Arsenal and Bolton in the bank, Davies is now looking forward to further on-pitch improvement.

“We showed towards the end of last season that we were starting to get to grips with our style and play the right way,” he said. “Now this season, without the pressure we had at the end of last season, you can see the lads are expressing themselves more and there’s confidence flowing through the team - long may it continue.”