Age: 26 *
At Club Since: Summer 2017
Total Club League Appearances (Goals): 23(0) *
Having been a steady presence in defence and the only truly aerially dominant centre-back in our ranks last season, Tom Davies made himself into something of a fans’ favourite with his personality on social media. Of course, it was something that came to light after a stamp and suspension that cost him his place in the play-off semi-final second-leg and the final, which will surely not go down in Mark Robins’ good books. Furthermore, he looked at times quite an agricultural centre-back who might run into trouble against more mobile and higher-quality forwards at League One level.
Tom Davies probably has done enough to earn a chance in the side at League One level, but with other centre-back options also with question marks against them, he could well be sacrificed to bring in a more proven centre-back. Nonetheless, Davies is someone this season who could be useful to slot into the side occasionally to calm things down in defence, but it’s hard to see him commanding a regular starting place in the side.
*As of 28/08/2018