Having just penned a new five-year deal, the Yorkshireman looks set to be a rival for a long time to come but it is competition that Davies thrives on.
"It is going to make us both better players, hopefully, and that's all we want to do as professionals," he told the Mail on Sunday. "It is a good competition between us and we will be supporting each other whichever way it goes, really.
"Dan has been great to me since I've come in. He has help me settle well.
"I could have easily expected to come in and have someone give me the cold shoulder, but I can't say that about him. Credit to him.
"He has been great to me and it is a competition between us. We both want that number one jersey, but whoever does get it at the end of the day we are supporting the team and we'll support each other. That's the way it is going to be."
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