>
My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Villa defender Davies loving Leicester experience

Aston Villa defender Curtis Davies is ready to sign permanently with Norwich City.

Davies has thanked Sven Goran Eriksson for rescuing his career after admitting life at Villa was like a dull job.

Davies joined Eriksson's Leicester last month and has had his loan extended in the Championship until January.

And the centre-back - who cost Villa £10million from West Brom in 2008 - is hoping regular action can restore his Premier League status.

Davies said: "Sven lets me get on with it and has the confidence to allow me to express myself and show what I am about.

"Going into games Sven says, 'Play how you play' and for him to think I'm good enough without overly instructing me means a lot.

"This is the first time I have been able to play for a year in a run of games.

"I'm more upbeat as I feel it is football again now - it is not going to work.

"It sounds stupid but there was a time at Villa when it was like getting up and going to a job which it shouldn't be like.

"Now I feel like I am going in every day, enjoying it and playing well."

 Click here for the best Aston Villa coverage on the 'net. All your Villans news and gossip in one spot.

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?