But he was clearly bought as our new No.1, had other Championship offers including remaining as captain of Barnsley - and is being paid £1m-a-year.
And he can't dislodge Adam Federici from our bench.
That is a little bit odd
I don’t think he was tbh , bought in because he was on a free, if Jack left I think we would have been after better than Fed or Davies
We'll never know what he was promised. But I'd be a bit surprised if he left Barnsley and turned down other Championship offers to sit on our bench.
It's possible - but when the Sentinel broke the story, they certainly seemed to give the impression he was coming in as prospective No.1 - and presumably as he is a Beswicks client, Spinksy has got a direct line to his agent?
Interesting to see how it develops over the season
Stoke are keen to sign the 26 year-old Welsh international as a long-term replacement for Jack Butland. But they may have to make their move before Butland leaves because of mounting interest in Davies. Wolves have shown an interest, but probably as a number two, while Stoke stand alongside Championship rivals Birmingham City, Hull City Bristol City and Brentford as interested parties.
Stoke’s goalkeeping coach Andy Quy is understood to be a major mover for Davies after being impressed when watching him this season.
Quy’s own reputation after working successfully alongside Asmir Begovic and then Butland is believed to be a major consideration for Davies.
“He’s a Welsh international. We’ve got two very, very good keepers here. We want three so we have fierce competition.
“To bring that third keeper in – and not third choice, but third keeper – we needed to make sure that we maintained the standards but also added hunger, the ones that want to do well and want to push people – and Adam ticked those boxes.
“We watched him plenty of times. I watched him plenty of times, having been in the same league as him for the first few months of the season.
“He was the best keeper in League One so we believe he can make the transition to being a top keeper in the Championship.”
He was the keeper in the PFA League 1 team of the year which is chosen by the pros in that league which suggests a pretty good keeper which tallies with what my Barnsley contacts have said. At the time my assumption was the same as Martin S. that he was brought in as Jacks replacement. I shall be interested to see who is in nets on Tuesday
Doesn't the fact he can't dislodge Federeci tell you he wasn't brought in to be number 1?
He clearly was brought in as number 1 but like I say he has a very poor pre season and maybe Jones realised he can't trust him.
Have said this before, but a poor pre-season is a harsh reason to banish him from the squad altogether.
I'm not aware Fed got any games during pre-season, so what comparison is NJ making to make Fed No. 2 instead?
What mistakes did Davies actually make during pre-season? Were they really that bad??
Either way, he was voted best keeper in League 1 and would have been No 1 had he stayed at Barnsley. Think it would have been only fair to allow him to go back on loan to Barnsley once it became apparent Jack was staying, which I'm sure we must've known even before deadline day.
"This is the moment, it's Archer to Guptill, 2 to win! Guptill's going to push for 2 they've got to go! He's got to go to the keeper's end! He's got it!!! England have won the World Cup! By the barest of margins! By the barest of all margins!"