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Practise makes perfect

6 March 2014

Nigel Clough wasn't surprised to see Ben Davies curl home the free-kick which opened the scoring for the Blades in Tuesday's win over Peterborough United.


Upon signing the versatile operator from his former club Derby County last month, Clough stated the he believed Davies was the best deadball specialist in League One and the 32-year-old didn't disappoint against The Posh.


The Gaffer remarked: "The quality of Ben Davies from deadball situations is first class, when we were awarded the free-kick we were all sitting on the bench knowing exactly what Ben was going to try and do.


"He takes a bag of balls out after training most days when everyone else has gone home and practises meticulously.


"People will talk about his goal and rightly so, but Ben is a lad you can rely on regardless of where he plays. Since he has arrived he has proved invaluable and will continue to do so."


Clough also reserved a special mention for Terry Kennedy, who made his first-team home debut on Tuesday night and impressed, whilst Chris Porter rounded off the win after replacing Billy Paynter in the second-half.


He added: "Terry (Kennedy) has been terrific all season for the U21s, he has been on the bench a lot this season and he didn't let anyone down when we had to call on his services.


"Chris Porter comes on to the pitch now with the belief he is going to score and at the moment he is getting his fair share of important goals at crucial times."



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