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Southampton director Reed confident Davis can fill Forster boots

Veteran goalkeeper Kelvin Davis is well-suited to replacing the injured Fraser Forster at Southampton.

That is the sentiment of the Saints' executive director of football Les Reed who feels 38-year old Davis has the experience to comfortably fill the gaping hole left by the knee injury sustained by Forster on the weekend.

The England international is set to be sidelined for a lengthy spell after undergoing surgery on Wednesday but Reed is confident that Davis, who has been at St Mary's since 2006, can do the job.

"No one will be any sadder than Kelvin Davis, who did an outstanding job replacing Fraser in such circumstances. Nobody could be better to step into the fray in terms of experience and ability," he told the club's official website.

"Kelvin is a big-game player, who will be ably supported by Paulo Gazzaniga and Cody Cropper. I am sure the team will now be even more motivated to ensure we stay miserly in front of our goal and ruthless at the other end."

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