Callum Davies eager to retain his place after two strong displays against Crewe and MK Dons

Callum Davies says he is delighted to be back in the Gills first team and is eager to keep playing regular Football.

The young centre-back put in some fantastic challenges to ensure all three points were preserved against MK Dons in a 3-2 win on Saturday, and he is now hoping the club can build on their recent form.

A brace each from Danny Kedwell and Patrick Bamford, after Tom Flanagan had been sent off on 12 minutes for conceding the second penalty of the day, kept the scores level at the break, but Danny Hollands headed home just shy of the hour mark to grab the winner.

After the game Davies said: “It’s nice to be back in a winning mentality – it was a bit odd with them going down to 10 men but it probably didn’t affect the way they play because all they want to do is pass it.

“When they come back to 2-2 you are thinking the worst so it shows the character we have in the team to go on and win it.

“We are getting back up the league now; we didn’t have the best of starts so fair play to the squad and all the management.

“Football is all about confidence and momentum really, you have to keep rolling.

“When you are winning everyone is happy and you get that bit of luck when earlier in the year it wasn’t going for you.

 “Football is a weird sport, like a rollercoaster. We need to keep going up now and see where the squad can go.

“Everyone will say they 10 men but you have to beat what is put in front of you. Anyone can beat anyone.

“I’m relishing the opportunity that I have been given and we have a winning streak going on so let’s see how far we can go with it.”

Davies says he is learning a lot from playing with Adam Barrett at the back, and revealed he is a player he looks up to for advice and support.

He added: “Adam’s the nicest bloke you will ever meet and he’s a top professional and I couldn’t wish to play with anyone better. Leggy is a top bloke too and he helps you.

“They will pick you up when you need it, there is a mutual respect and I look up to Adam.

“I just want to play at the end of the day. I have played a couple of reserve games but first team football is so different so I was a bit exhausted.

“I can’t take any credit; it’s everyone in the squad and the staff. Last week we won and went up eight places so you just need to keep winning.”