Ross County Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of summer recruit Andrew Davies as the new Club captain. Davies, a 30-year-old centre-half who has previously played for Middlesbrough, QPR, Derby, Southampton and most recently Bradford City, arrived on a two year deal and was immediately installed as captain by manager, Jim McIntyre.
“It’s fantastic when the manager calls you and tells you all about the Club and his ambitions and says he wants you to come and lead the boys,” said Davies. “It’s something I’ve done at Southampton and at Bradford last year too and it is an honour to come to Ross County as Club captain.
“I really like it when a manager takes time to outline his ambitions like that and after I spoke to the manager I spoke to my wife straight away and said I think we are ready for a change,” added Davies. “I had been at Bradford City for four years and enjoyed my time there and made lots of friends but after I came up to Dingwall and saw the set-up here I was excited by the new challenge of playing for an ambitious club in the Scottish Premier League.
“Coming up to Scotland is something new and – like I said – is going to be a big challenge for me but I am really looking forward to it,” said Davies. “I’ve followed the Scottish Premier League, and Ross County, recently because I know Raffa De Vita from Bradford City and know some other lads who play in the league. They all speak really highly of the division so I’m really looking forward to starting a new chapter of my career here."
Stockton-on-tees-born Davies made 34 appearances for Bradford City last season, including being part of the side that famously beat Chelsea 4-2 in the FA Cup. He started his professional career as a trainee at Middlesbrough, later joining Southampton in a £1m deal in October 2007.
Speaking about Davies, manager, Jim McIntyre said, “We knew we had to strengthen in the centre half position so we are delighted to bring in a player of the quality of Andrew Davies who will also be the new Club Captain.
“Andrew is a leader on the park and a very experienced player who has played in the Premier League and The Championship so is a great addition to the squad and I‘m sure he will go on a do very well for the Club.”