Laura Davies keen to contribute to success after Swansea City debut
Laura Davies has set her sights on silverware after the off-season signing made her Swansea City Ladies’ debut against Port Talbot Town.
Davies signed for the Swans from Welsh Premier Women’s League counterparts Abergavenny, after spending three years as a player and one as a manager with the Monmouthshire-based club.
Following on from Davies making her Swansea City Ladies debut in the 4-0 win over Port Talbot at Llandarcy, she revealed her ambitions for the season ahead.
And the midfielder admitted it was a pleasant surprise to be named in the starting line-up in Sunday’s handsome win.
“It was really good. I wasn’t really expecting to go straight into the starting 11 so it didn’t give me time to be nervous,” she said.
“But a couple of touches on the ball to begin with helped me settled in quite well.
“It was (a surprise to be starting). Being involved in the squad last week, it was nice to just play football and - without the cameras - it was a bit more of a relaxed setting.”
Davies has no real interest in any personal accomplishments with Swansea and is just solely focused on playing her role to help the Ladies achieve as much as possible.
“I just want to contribute to the team and hopefully have a successful season,” she added.
“Obviously, what the girls did last season was incredible, so to be a part of something like that would be great for me but I am just happy to be here.
“I’d like to chip in with a couple of goals if I can. If I do, I do, but I am happy just to contribute on the pitch and be a part of the squad that hopefully wins something this season.
“I’m happy to get the three points. In the first half we played well and Port Talbot defended well.
“They were very organised, which maybe frustrated us a little bit, but we stuck to playing the way we were told to in training.
“Once we got one goal, we were more relaxed on the ball and started to play some really good stuff in the first half.
“In the second half again, we were just playing our football. It was a good win.”