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Steven Davis likely to benefit from Jack Cork's injury
10:26am Friday 10th August 2012 in Saints News
JACK Cork’s absence through injury could mean a first Saints start for Steven Davis tomorrow.
Nigel Adkins has revealed Cork faces a spell on the sidelines after damaging his ankle in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Bristol City, meaning he is likely to be out of contention for the Premier League kick-off.
Davis himself has been battling back to fitness ever since signing from Rangers earlier this summer.
He has appeared as a substitute in Saints’ last two pre-season fixtures, and could be handed a start against Udinese tomorrow.
The 27-year-old Northern Ireland captain is a favourite to occupy one of the three central midfield positions that Saints are going to use this season in their new formation.
Cork’s absence means Schneiderlin and Davis, assuming he is fit enough, will likely be the first choices.