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Davenport: A huge summer ahead for me

The midfielder made his long-awaited debut for the club on the final day of the season, and has plans to be a regular next term

14 May 2019

Jacob Davenport's aiming for a 2019-20 to remember to get over the pain of his first campaign at Ewood Park.

Davenport's 2018-19 season was one to forget for the youngster, with injury meaning the 20-year-old didn't make his debut for the club until the final game of the season against Swansea City at Ewood Park.
 
But the former Manchester City trainee is hoping that the worst is behind him, and is determined to come back fit, fresh and firing for the return of pre-season next month.
 
“Pre-season’s massive for me, it’s a big summer ahead," he told iFollow Rovers.
 
"We want to finish higher in the league next season. I think we’re good enough for the play-offs and I’m sure that’s what we’ll be aiming for in what is a very unpredictable league.
 
“I’ve not played all season and it took me a while to get into the game against Swansea, but overall I felt I did okay. I still didn’t feel fully 100% sharp, but hopefully by pre-season I will be.
 
“Pre-season is great for fitness and sharpness and getting in the manager’s mind."
 
It's understandably been a frustrating campaign for Davenport, but he has paid tribute to the squad for their support during a tough first term at Ewood.
 
“The lads have been great with me during a long season," he added.
 
"They’ve been there every step of the way to help me through it.
 
“It’s a really young group and some real competition. Everyone gets on well and it’s a tight dressing room that’s full of good lads.
 
“I wish there was 10 games of the season left, but at the same time it’s nice to write this season off. Mentally I’m so focused on next season."

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