The exciting midfielder admitted at the start of last season that he would be happy to start on the bench and stay in and around the squad all season.
He achieved that aim and then some - he only missed out on a place in the 16 in one of our 49 matches and caught the eye as his belief and performance grew and grew in stature.
Simon knows now he has a lot to live up to. "I have, last season was good on a personal level, plenty of games, a few goals and I've got to improve on that," he said.
"This season I have ti try and improve on that. I want to play evrery game. You've got to feel like that."
He's looked fit and sharp in a busy pre-season and can't wait to get underway at Everton on Saturday.
"All the lads are revved up and we all just want to get started," he added.
"We always have tough games up there, last season we had two sent off and still did well, got a point and we all know it's important get a good start."
In this video exclusive Simon talks about last season, his hopes for this term, Everton on the first day and Wales.
To watch,click hereor on the audio link above.
Simon Davies has quite a challenge to top a fantastic last season - but that's his target.