Davies eyes Swans chance
Ben Davies is ready to answer Michael Laudrup's SOS and fill in at left-back following the serious injury to Neil Taylor.
Taylor has been ruled out for the rest of the season after breaking his ankle in three places and it has left Swansea boss Laudrup scrambling around to see if he can find another left-back who is out of contract and available.
That will be easier said than done and in the meantime 19-year-old Davies will continue to fill in. Laudrup has no qualms about playing Davies but he does not want to put too much pressure on a player of his age, while there is of course the danger that Davies himself could get injured somewhere along the way.
Davies is ready to grab the opportunity with both hands and is looking forward to cementing his place in the side.
"At the moment everyone's thoughts are with Neil," Davies revealed. "We hope he has a speedy recovery because it's a nasty injury. I was just hoping to be involved with the squad, so to play two games out of the first three is unbelievable.
"Now there's an opportunity for me to test myself against the best. I turned up for pre-season hoping to push my way into Michael Laudrup's plans, but to do as well as I have is a bit overwhelming."