David Davis could be set to cap his debut season at Birmingham City with the Player of the Year award. The central midfielder has been instrumental to the Blues' success in recent months with all-action box-to-box displays driving the team forwards.
Signed for a small fee from Wolverhampton Wanderers in August, the Smethwick-born midfielder nailed down his place in the heart of the Birmingham midfield almost immediately. With the Blues generally playing a 4-2-3-1, Davis plays as one of the two defensive midfielders breaking up play, winning the ball and then helping the team break quickly by distributing it to the quicker attacking midfielders.
The 24-year-old however has worked hard to support the attacking unit of the team too, and has weighed in with three goals and one assist this year including a brace at promotion-chasing Ipswich Town.
After Birmingham City's dramatic draw with Derby County Blues boss Gary Rowett said in his press conference, quoted by the BBC, that Davis was the key to the comeback made by the Blues side, saying: "David played really well. The intensity that the team had came from him."
Opta stats show that David Davis has made 818 accurate passes and has won 72 tackles in his 33 league appearances this season in the heart of midfield - comfortably above average for players in his position.
The team have suffered without Davis, losing all three games that the midfielder has not appeared in. Blues fans will be hoping that the midfielder can continue to stay away from injury as the club looks to build on their recent form and get a top 10 finish.