Davies delighted to edge physical battle

Strikes from Lewis McGugan and Robert Earnshaw cancelled out Marlon King`s opener against his former employers to hand the Reds their fifth win on the spin in the Championship, moving them up to fourth place on the back of a run which also includes just one defeat from their last 13 matches.

Davies said: "To come into this match and compete the way we competed, it's a great three points against a very difficult, very physical side.

"In the first half, we gave the ball away too much in the first 20 minutes and our possession game wasn't good enough. But in the last 25 minutes, we dominated and created a number of chances and probably should have buried it, but it was nice to get the goals to come back.

"The first goal was a bit fortunate but, to be fair, the ball seemed as if it was moving all over the place so it was a difficult one for the goalkeeper.

"For the second goal, big Guy (Moussi) was brilliant because he strained his thigh but he still managed to get the ball across and Earnie managed a great finish, so we were delighted to go in ahead at that point. I said the second half was all about keeping a clean sheet and matching their aerial threat and we did that."

Source: PA

Source: PA