Set-pieces a bonus for Weymouth ace Charlie Davis

MIDFIELDER Charlie Davis admitted he feels confident every time he steps over a free-kick for the Terras at present, but does not want to be known as just a set-piece specialist.

Davis, who is still nursing a shin injury picked up against Kettering last month, showed great technique to bend the ball into the top corner in Weymouth’s 1-1 draw with Dunstable Town on Saturday.

Asked about his dead ball heroics, the former Cherries’ youngster told Echosport: “I don’t want to be renowned as someone who comes on in the 70th minute in case we get a free-kick or penalty!

“I want to be known as a good footballer first and foremost but, if I can chip in and add some goals, it is nice and shows people what I can do.”

He added: “I used to practice free-kicks a lot and took a few but, when I went to Dorchester, there were no real free-kick takers there, so I just decided I was going to take them.

“I think a lot of it is to do with confidence to be honest. I don’t ever smash free-kicks or anything like that, I just try and put them in an area where it is going to be difficult for the goalkeeper and it seems to work!

“It’s a nice feeling confidence wise and I sort of back myself now. I had 12 goals last year and I have 13 this year, my target was 15 so hopefully I can do that in the last few games.”

Dorset Echo