Southampton player still has long-term plans
Kelvin Davis, Southampton’s veteran goalkeeper, has admitted that he’d love to play for the Saints up to and beyond the age of 40.
Davis has signed a new three-year-contract which will extend his record of being the longest-serving player at Southampton.
The ‘keeper told the Sun of his aim to join others who have managed to play beyond the age of 40.
He said: “I have the greatest respect for players like Giggs, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Shay Given.
“It shows what you can do if you stay mentally focused.”
It has not been plain sailing for the 36-year-old this season.
Twice he has seen a first team place taken from him; consequently he has racked up just nine appearances this season, winning just one game against Reading.
Despite these season’s hardships, the keeper has belief that he can continue to serve his club for many years to come.
“I cannot see any reason why I cannot play on as long as those players.
“I feel hungry and fit enough to do that.”
Davis made his first-team debut with Luton Town in 1994, since then he has played for six teams before ending up at Southampton in 2006.
With the Saints, he has played 258 Premier League games and been through double promotion as well as relegation.
Davis went on to add: “Southampton is my home. I’d love to finish my career here.”