Sunderland a dream ? Davis

Last updated : 22 May 2003 By Tony Scholes

Having been released by the Clarets after another disappointing injury ravaged season Davis has been linked with a number of clubs including Blackpool, Bradford and worryingly Franchise but there is no doubt who would be his number one choice.

Although from Hexham, and much nearer Newcastle than Sunderland, he is very much a Mackem rather than a Geordie as far as football is concerned and was brought up watching the likes of former Claret Gary Rowell at Roker Park.

As much as he has enjoyed playing for the Clarets he has said that to play for Sunderland would be the highlight of his career and I’m sure all of us who can only dream of wearing the Claret & Blue of Burnley would fully understand that.

He told the Sunderland Echo, It would be a dream move for me. I'm interested in anything that comes up to be honest, but I have always followed Sunderland and to play for them at this stage of my career would be very special.

"I grew up a stone's throw from
Newcastle, but almost everyone in my family, from my dad, through to my uncle and my grandad are Sunderland fans too, so it would be fantastic for them as well.

"At the moment nothing has happened, but I read the newspapers and I'm keeping my fingers crossed to hear something soon."

New Sunderland boss Mick McCarthy has said that he is looking for experienced players to provide a base for a quick return to the Premiership and although he himself has mentioned no names the suggestions on Wearside are that Middlesbrough’s 36 year-old defender Colin Cooper could be McCarthy’s preferred option as far as bringing in an experienced defender.

But for Steve Davis the chance to pull on the red and white striped shirt would be without doubt the highlight of his career.