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Better than ever ... Davis hails development and experience in Malta

Published:Monday | December 25, 2017 | 12:27 AMRobert Bailey
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Former national Under-20 midfielder Martin Davis believes he has improved his all round game significantly since his arrival in the Maltese league four months ago.

The 20-year-old Davis, who signed a five-month deal with Maltese club St Andrew from Red Stripe Premier League club Harbour View in September, said he has adapted well to conditions since his arrival in European.   

"I am feeling really comfortable and I feel like I can matchup against a lot of defenders all over the world and so I am confident about that,” said Davis.  

“I am quicker, I am more dynamic and I am just more direct because I am going at defenders and I am taking them on one-on-one and so I feel like I am a more mature winger,” Davis said.

“I haven’t scored any goals yet, but I have won a Man of the Match award and so I have been coming and I have been kicking into gear last part of the season,” he said.

Davis added that the experience in Malta has been wonderful and he is expecting great things from himself when the league resumes in January.   

“It has been a good experience because it is nice to get games week in, week out and getting my legs back under me and just getting into the swing of being a professional,” said Davis.

He also gave credit to the Phoenix Academy for helping him to develop his skills in becoming a professional player.  

“Phoenix Academy have help me a lot to develop my personal skills and working on my weaknesses and just fine-tuning me as a players,” he said. 

Davis represented Harbour View in last season's RSPL following a two-year loan spell with Toronto FC Academy.

Davis, who is a former St George's College midfielder, also represented the national Under-17 team.