Davies: Final success should be Fax’s expectation

Ben Davies
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Halifax new boy Ben Davies has insisted the club should not be happy with anything less than a Grand Final win this season.

The former Wigan, Widnes and Castleford prop, a deadline day recruit from the Tigers, turned in his best performance in a blue and white shirt in the 34-4 win over Keighley last time out.

And the young front rower, a Super League ever-present for the Vikings in 2012, made no secret of what he expects from his new teammates ahead of Sunday’s final fixture of the regular season against Workington at the Shay (3.0).

“I told people when I first came here that you look at that teamsheet and it’s the strongest team in the Championship,” said Davies.

“The only option we should be looking at is winning the competition, simple as that.

“I think we have turned things around after a really poor spell.

“It wasn’t an easy time for me to come into the side, but it’s all fun and games.

“With the players we have, especially in the forward pack, we can roll any team.

“There are some top players in this league, spread across a lot of different teams.

“But I don’t think we should lose another game now; that’s got to be the aim for us.”

Play off success would transform Davies’ season after a year disrupted by injury.

“I had a decent game against Batley and was probably better again against Keighley,” said Davies, who caught the eye against the Cougars with his willingness and ability to offload the ball.

“It’s a case of match fitness for me now, just playing games.

“I’ve had a nightmare with injuries this year but at the moment my body is fine and I just want to keep playing.

“I am always looking for the offload, because it helps the team massively.

“I know when you are defending against it, it’s a bit of a nightmare.

“If I can do that to help the side, then I’ll be happy.”