Southampton's Steven Davies admits to lacking confidence in front of goal

Southampton midfielder Steven Davis wants to add more goals to his game.

Southampton midfielder Steven Davis has admitted to the club's official website that he is frustrated with his lack of goals this season.

Davis has not hit the back of the net in any of the 36 games he has played for the Saints this term and says that his record is starting to play on his mind.

The central midfielder snatched at a chance in the club’s most recent fixture against Hull City and his confidence in the final third is not particularly high at the moment, by his own admission.

“It’s been a frustration for me not to have scored and it told a bit in the way I took the chance against Hull City. There’s no doubting I should have scored it," he said.

“But when you’re in a position where you haven’t scored maybe you snatch at things a little bit more than what you would do on a decent run.

“I think whenever you miss an opportunity it plays on your mind. The most important thing is the team winning and trying to help out any way you can.”

Despite Davis' rather self-critical stance, he still offers Southampton a lot more than goals and has become the side's unsung hero over recent years.

The Northern Ireland international may not be the most technically gifted player in Southampton's squad, but he gets on with his job with a quiet efficiency.

Davis does not make many headlines, but his work-rate and discipline makes him a vital part of Ronald Koeman’s team and they are unquestionably weaker without him.

It means that he is likely to be a permanent feature in their squad for the remainder of the season and it seems that Davis will have his own personal mission of getting on the scoresheet in one of the remaining five games of the campaign.

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