Andrew Davies has admitted it would be a dream come true if he secures a New Year return to his boyhood heroes Middlesbrough.
Since injury ended his loan spell at Walsall in October, Davies has spent the last fortnight with ‘Boro’ after being granted permission by Stoke City.
He was restricted to just three appearances at the Banks‘s Stadium, his only appearances this season after being left out of Stoke City‘s 25 man Premier League Squad
Having grown up in Billingham as a Middlesbrough fan, and graduating through the clubs Academy, Davies is desperate to secure a long-term switch back to Teesside in January and is available on a free transfer. Despite training with the Championship club, Davies told The Northern Echo the move is far from certain:
“Nothing has been spoken about. All it is at this stage is that Stoke have been fantastic to let me come here. Middlesbrough have been fantastic in giving me the chance to train,” he said.
“You never know what happens in football. Im a Middlesbrough boy and I cant hide the fact that I love this club.
“Its fantastic to be back with people like Mark Proctor, Steve Agnew, Dave Parnaby. Coaches who know me and know the player I am, and understand me as a person. Its nice to be among people like that.
“There has been interest in me from other clubs but I would love to come to Middlesbrough. They gave me the opportunity to become a professional footballer and I will never forget that. They have always been my club and always will be.
“I’m the happiest person in the world at the moment. I have missed my family, my friends. Its just nice to be back up here.
“I am training as hard as I can and trying to impress.”
“It’s been a crazy couple of years. I havent been injured really, but Stoke are not in the reserve league anymore so I have not played much football,”
“I have missed playing over the last couple of years. Im only 25 and I have a lot to give. I need to get my name back out there again. I need to get back on the football pitch again and we will see what happens. Whether that is here or somewhere else, whoever gets me will get a hungry player and a good player.
“I have been with Middlesbrough two weeks. I have not stopped smiling because the last two years have been hard for myself. Its just a dream come true to be back here training. We will see what happens.”