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Last-day Crewe Alexandra survival gives new signing Harry Davis hope for St Mirren relegation battle


HARRY Davis suffered a rollercoaster of emotions when Crewe Alexandra avoided relegation on the final day of the season two years ago.

But St Mirren’s deadline-day signing is determined the Buddies fans will not be put through the wringer in their bid to beat the drop.

The 25-year-old became part of Jack Ross’s extensive overhaul of his squad when he moved north from Crewe on loan late on Tuesday night.

It was a whirlwind switch that saw him leave Alexandra just weeks after dad Steve was sacked as boss of the League Two outfit.

But it was nothing compared to the stresses and strains of The Railwaymen’s successful battle for League One survival in season 2014-15.

On that occasion they benefited from results elsewhere as they stayed up and Notts County and Crawley Town slipped down into League Two.

Speaking to @CCP_sport ahead of the trip to face Dumbarton, Davis explained: “I’ve been in this situation before with Crewe. In three seasons we were fighting against relegation from League One.

“In one year we stayed up on the last day.

“We played Bradford and ended up losing the game 1-0, but other results went for us in the end.


“It was a bit of a strange day, with different emotions.

“One minute you were hearing someone in the Bradford end saying ‘you’re going down’ because other results were going against us elsewhere.

“And the next minute the home crowd start cheering. It was crazy.

“So, I know what it’s like to be at the bottom end. It’s tough but everyone’s got to try to stick together if they can and keep working hard on the training ground, and hopefully the results will turn.”

St Mirren have lost three of their last eight matches but just two victories mean they are still seven points adrift of Ayr United at the bottom of the table.

Davis added: “Hopefully it doesn’t come down to the last day like it did with Crewe, but if it does then we’ll take it.

“First and foremost we need to look at this game and try to get three points against Dumbarton.

“I’m relishing the prospect of a battle, because that’s what the lads have told me we’ll get there.”

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