Chelsea man happy to stay at the ABAX

Alex Davey in action against Charlton.
Alex Davey in action against Charlton.
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On-loan Posh defender Alex Davey insists he would be happy to extend his stay at the ABAX Stadium.

The 20-year-old Chelsea centre-back has not been put off by playing out of position in a struggling team.

On the contrary he is enjoying the experience and the pressure that comes with performing for an out- of-sorts side.

Davey is due to return to Stamford Bridge early next month, but he’d rather stay where he is as he’s confident Posh are about to hit a much-improved run of form.

Davey completed his one-month loan move on the opening day of the League One season. He’s been playing mainly as a left-back in League One following an injury to first-choice Kgosi Ntlhe.

His experience of the Football League had been restricted to 13 games at League One rivals Scunthorpe last season.

“I’d love to stay on,” Davey admitted. “I’ve enjoyed my time here even if results haven’t gone as we had hoped.

“I came here as a centre-back, but I’ve been happy to cover in different positions because these days it helps a footballer to be as versatile as possible.

“I enjoy playing under pressure and that’s what comes when high expectations aren’t met.

“But I am confident that this team is starting to gel. We’ve had a couple of unlucky results and once we get one good result we will be off and running.

“I had a good time at Scunthorpe last season and I was keen to get out on loan again. A few possible moves were suggested, but nothing happened so when Peterborough came in for me I was pleased.

“I played against them last season for Scunthorpe so I knew they had a good set-up and that they tried to play good football.

“It’s not easy joining a club and playing for them on the same day, but we’re getting used to each other now and results will improve quickly I’m sure.

“I’ve mainly played under 21 football for Chelsea, but the tempo and physical nature of the Football League is much different.

“Jose Mourinho takes an interest in the Chelsea under 21 squad.

“He always has words of encouragement for his younger players, but makes sure we work as hard as the first team.”