Steven Gary "Steve" Davies
(born 29 December 1987 in Liverpool
) is an English footballer
who currently plays as a striker
for Derby County
Davies came through the youth ranks at Tranmere Rovers
, making his first team debut at the age of 17 on the 12 August 2005 in a 4–0 victory against Oldham Athletic
. He went on to make another 25 appearances in all competitions (the majority as substitute) during the 2005–06 season
, scoring twice.
Though initially established as a striker, lack of starting opportunities due to the form of Chris Greenacre
saw him switch to the left wing from which he scored his first goal of the 2006–07 season
in Tranmere's victory over Blackpool
. Davies impressed on the wing and made 33 appearances, though he only scored once.
Following an impressive performance against them on the opening day of the 2007–08 season
, Leeds United
unsuccessfully attempted to sign the winger on three separate occasions, though a statement on the Tranmere
website on 29 August 2007 saw manager Ronnie Moore
refuse to rule out that a deal might eventually be made, though nothing eventually came of Leeds interest. Davies was involved in all 10 of Tranmere's opening fixtures but missed the majoirty of the rest of the campaign through injury, only returning to the side in April 2008 for the 2–0 home defeat against Forest
. Davies finished the season with 12 appearances and two goals.
Davies contract with Tranmere expired at the... Read More