CRAIG Davies has issued a chilling warning to the rest of League One: You ain’t seen nothing yet!
The 29-year-old made a welcome return to the fold at Peterborough on Tuesday night - his first outing since the 3-2 defeat at Port Vale on September 12.
I think we are starting to show signs we’ve found our feet - especially with the last two resultsCraig Davies
This time Latics ran out winners by the odd goal in five against Posh, recording back-to-back wins for only the second time this season.
Latics, unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions, are now only one point and one place off the League One play-offs.
And after a mixed start, Davies says the sky’s the limit now Latics have finally clicked into gear.
“I think we are starting to show signs we’ve found our feet - especially with the last two results,” he told the Evening Post.
“There had been glimpses in other games during
the season, but I think the players and maybe the
fans are understanding a lot more about what we’re trying to do.
“Everyone’s behind what the coaching staff are trying to do - the players are behind the coaching staff, the fans are behind the players - and it’s a great feeling.
“Hopefully we can keep that going and keep moving up the league.”
With all his senior strikers available for the first time this season, it’s perhaps no surprise Caldwell has seen his side bang in eight goals in their last two games.
With a pool of 27 first-teamers competing for a starting spot, Davies is prepared to fight for the right to show what he can do.
“There’s competition for places all over the park now - up front, in defence and in midfield,” the former Wales international admitted.
“That’s what happens when you at a big club, and you’ve got to rise to the challenge of getting a place.
“You’re never going to play every single game - that’s not the way football works.
“You need to make sure you’re on your game
when called upon because, if you’re not, there’s always someone else behind you that will be.
“That’s the type of person I am - I’ll be doing everything I can to get that place in the side.”
Davies is just relieved to be free of the hamstring problems that have prevented him hitting the heights for his new club.
“It’s been really frustrating for me,” he acknowledged.
“But the medical staff have been really good, they’ve not been rushing me back.
“They’ve been making me do everything properly, and hopefully I’m back now and I’ll be able to get my head down and crack on.
“I’ve come back at a good time, with the team winning, and I just want to help the boys crack on.
“It was good to help the boys get another good win at Peterborough, and hopefully it’ll be another good one this weekend.
“We’ll prepare properly over the next few days and hopefully take this positivity to Bradford.
“There are no easy games in this league - if you think that you’ll usually get turned over.
“I don’t think attitude has necessarily been the problem in the away games that we’ve lost this season.
“I just think the boys are maybe starting to gel a little bit more, and it’s certainly showing in the results.”