Davies calm over interest
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Curtis Davies says that speculation about his future is a compliment to Luton.Luton Town starlet Curtis Davies insists that any speculation regarding his own future is a reflection on the club's blistering form this season.
In an exclusive interview with skysports.com, the 19-year-old stopper revealed that widespread acclaim for his recent performances is a morale boost, but also a compliment for Mike Newell's squad.
Along with Chris Coyne, Davies has formed the lynchpin of The Hatters' defence which has been the meanest in League One so far this season, a major factor in seeing Newell's side sit proudly at the top of the league.
Davies is blessed with electric pace and a keen eye for the game that belies his young age, and in November was crowned Player of the Month for League One.
His mature performances have attracted praise from Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara, although the player is not letting the compliments go to his head.
"He can be my agent if he wants; he has given me some good press to be honest!" Davies joked to skysports.com.
"For me, I'm not a person who gets big-headed by it, I just see it as a confidence boost that people outside the division, and pundits like Chris Kamara on big channels, are sitting up and taking notice of me.
"So it's a credit, not just to what I've done, to what the club's done, because if the club wasn't doing so well people might not be watching them to watch me."
Davies is the latest talented young stopper to emerge from the Kenilworth Road youth system, following recent graduates Matthew Upson and Emmerson Boyce, and he is hoping to emulate Upson and represent his country one day.
He is also eligible to play for Sierra Leone through his father, but the ambitious youngster would only consider running out for the African side should England be completely out of the question.
"If I honestly thought I would never have the chance of playing for England later in my career then it might be worth it, but for now I'm alright, I'll try my luck."
Curtis Davies was selected in skysports.com's 'Young Guns' feature. You can read more of this interview in our exclusive E-Zine which will be coming to the site soon.