Davis’ return has given Stow boost for opening game

BACK IN TOWN: Remell Davis has rejoined Stowmarket Town ahead of their opening game at home to Braintree Town Reserves tomorrow (3pm)
BACK IN TOWN: Remell Davis has rejoined Stowmarket Town ahead of their opening game at home to Braintree Town Reserves tomorrow (3pm)

Remell Davis is hoping to score the goals which will help Stowmarket Town mount a challenge higher up the table this season.

The 20-year-old striker returned to the Old Gold and Blacks at the weekend, after leaving Stow for higher level Lowestoft Town back in September of last year.

And following unsuccessful trials at Scottish League sides Montrose and Forfar Athletic during the summer, the frontman has agreed to re-join Rick Andrews’ side for the start of the 2015-16 season.

“It’s good to be back,” said Davis, who scored after just five minutes in Stow’s 3-0 pre-season friendly win over Westerfield on Monday night.

“I didn’t get anything in Scotland. They asked for my international clearance so I think they did want to take me on.

“But I think they got a striker on loan from Dundee and I dislocated my shoulder, so it was a bit unfortunate.

“It’s a bit too late to get first-team football at another club now. So I thought to myself let me go and play half a season at Stowmarket, or until the end of the season and see where it takes me.

“I’m feeling sharp and hopefully I can get some goals for Stow and we can exceed targets this season.”

Davis joined Stow in January last year, scoring seven goals in 16 appearances and was part of the team that helped the club to five consecutive victories in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division towards the end of the 2013-14 season.

Ahead of Stowmarket’s first game of the new season, at home to Braintree Town Reserves tomorrow (3pm), the striker expressed his delight at the chance to work with manager Andrews once again.

“Rick’s helped me through off-the-field problems and he’s always been there for me,” Davis said. “He’s given me the confidence that I need to be the best I can.

“When I was leaving to go to Lowestoft he put in a good word about me. He really wants people to kick on, he’s not one of those managers to hold you back if you’re good enough.”