Birmingham City travel to Loftus Road this weekend with every chance of recording victory over a QPR side who are struggling for form, and Garry Monk has delivered a big injury boost ahead of the game.
David Davis was a key player for Birmingham last season, but a serious pre-season injury has left him sidelined for the entirety of the campaign thus far.
The 27-year-old midfielder was a key player under Monk when the new manager arrived at St Andrews at the end of the 2017/18 season, bossing proceedings from the centre of midfield.
And it appears that Davis is now edging towards making his first-team comeback after Monk confirmed he’s in contention to make the squad to travel to QPR on Saturday, per BCFC.com.
“Unfortunately, he had that bad injury in pre-season, but his attitude has not changed, he has been a monster in the rehab, focused and determined to get back.
“He has made an excellent recovery – he is back out on the grass, it’s about making sure he is right, giving him that football in his legs and building himself up.
“He is definitely in contention for the squad whether it’s starting games, or he still needs more minutes – of course he is going to need that, we will see. He’s a fit lad naturally anyway.”
Well, Monk’s glowing admission about Davis’ comeback suggests that he could rapidly re-establish himself as a first-team regular following his return.
That Monks described him as “a monster in rehab” speaks volumes about how hard he is working behind the scenes to get himself back in contention, and his exemplary attitude should hold him in good stead to win his place back.
The playoff places are within Birmingham’s reach at this stage in the season and Davis’ return could represent a priceless boost in their endeavour to finish inside the top-six.
The former Wolves man has showcased enough quality during his time at St Andrews to suggest that he could make a major impact if and when he’s ushered back into the midfield.