Stephen Mark "Steve" Davis
(born 30 October 1968 in Hexham
) is an English
who played as a defender. He had two spells with Burnley
, and has subsequently coached for them. He is currently the first team coach for Premier League
side Bolton Wanderers
Davis started his career as a trainee with Southampton
in August 1986, turning professional in July 1987. He was a virtual ever-present in the reserve team in both the 1987–88
seasons, making 35 appearances each time. Despite this, he failed to break through into the first team.
In November 1989 he went on loan to Burnley
(who already had a player called Steve Davis
) and returned to The Dell
in February 1990. He made his Southampton debut in a 4–1 victory over Norwich City
on 27 February 1990 (in which game Matthew Le Tissier
scored a hat-trick). After a run of four games, Davis lost his place to Micky Adams
, who was returning from injury. Davis only made two further appearances for Southampton, and then, after a short loan spell at Notts County
, in August 1991 he returned to Burnley on a permanent basis for a fee of £60,000.
At Burnley he helped the club to the Division Four
championship in 1991–92
and to promotion via the play-offs in 1993–94
. Burnley were relegated the following season, and Davis was sold to Luton Town
for £750,000 in July 1995.
In 1996, despite his performing admirably for the Hatters, the club were relegated to... Read More