Davies ready for Baggies return

Aston Villa central defender Curtis Davies admits he is braced for an "interesting reception" when he returns to West Brom for the first time with Martin O´Neill´s side next season.

Davies, well on the road to recovery from a ruptured Achilles, was viewed as public enemy number one by some Baggies fans when he joined Villa on loan last season - a transfer that became permanent earlier this week.

But Davies has no regrets about the move and said: "The Albion fans booed me in a friendly but that is expected, with the way things are portrayed to fans being different to what the reality is. The main thing for me is I´m at the club where I want to be and I just need to concentrate on my football now and press on - but it will be an interesting reception at the Hawthorns!"

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