Sean on Cottage return
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Sean Davis is relishing the prospect of a return to Craven Cottage on Saturday when we take on Fulham in the Premiership.
The midfielder spent eight years at Fulham after signing on as a trainee, beginning his professional career in the old division three before progressing through the leagues under the management of Kevin Keegan, Paul Bracewell, Jean Tigana and Chris Coleman.
The 25-year-old parted company with Fulham during the close season to take on a new challenge at the Lane, but his fondness for his former club is clear and he is looking forward to playing again at their traditional home.
"It is going to be special for me," he considered. "I've got a lot of friends there and it is the only other club I've ever been at and they showed a lot of faith and loyalty to me.
"Fulham are one of the main reasons why I am a professional footballer today so I owe a lot to them. I am a Tottenham player now though and I am going to go there and enjoy it.
"I've got a lot of memories from Craven Cottage, I joined up when Fulham were back in the third division, I was a ball boy there and did all sorts of jobs around the ground. It is going to be a good day for me going back."
So do Fulham remain the pure footballing outfit cultivated by Tigana? Sean feels they have retained the best qualities of that particular style of play and added more.
"I think they are still a quite patient footballing team but I think they pass the ball with a better tempo and in a more effective way.
"We did well under Tigana but, since Chris Coleman came in, he improved it last season and did really well. They are going through a bad patch at the moment but, make no mistake about it, they will be up for this game and will be fighting for every ball like we will be."
After missing six games with a knee injury, Sean admits that he was not entirely happy with his play after completing 90 minutes of the Carling Cup win over Bolton on Wednesday.
"To get 90 minutes under my belt was good although I felt a bit ring-rusty, to be honest. It has been two months and Bolton are never an easy team to play against with three in central midfield against two.
"It was hard, they won most of the second balls but, at the end, we won. I wasn't too pleased with my performance but winning is the main thing.
"It was good to score four goals. We did concede three but hopefully we can take our goalscoring form into Saturday's game which is going to be another tough one."