Aylesbury footballer Scott Davies has signed for League Two side Oxford United until the end of the season.
Scott, 24, the son of former Aylesbury United favourite Kevin ‘Dabba’ Davies, started his career at Reading as a trainee and has had spells at Aldershot, Wycombe, Bristol Rovers and most recently Crawley.
However, after making just 32 appearances for Crawley since signing in 2011, the ex-Republic of Ireland youth player left the club in January and had looked set to sign for League One Stevenage after a trial.
That moved never materialised, though, and now Davies has put pen to paper on an initial short-term deal with the U’s who were in need of cover in midfield.
“He’s a player we think is definitely worth a look at,” said U’s boss Chris Wilder.
“He has a very good pedigree and is someone we have kept an eye on for a while now so we are delighted that he has signed for us.
“He is local, he wants the chance to prove himself and we think will do well for us.
“We have given him the opportunity to impress us every day in training and in matches and get his career going again.
“We like players with that hunger to do well and I am sure he will do very well for the club.”
Davies, who said he felt his career had stalled during his ill-feted spell at Crawley, was equally delighted with the move.
Speaking on Twitter after signing for the U’s and making a brief debut from the bench in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Port Vale, Davies said: “I’m delighted to have signed for Oxford United until the end of the season!
“So nice to be involved in a team again on a Saturday! Short and sharp debut but enjoyable nonetheless.”
The versatile midfielder-cum-defender will hope he can do enough to prove to Wilder and the United hierarchy he is worth a longer-term deal.
Davies has netted 32 goals in 149 league games.