Dublin born Correy Davidson is a winger who plays for Bostik One North side Witham Town. He regularly scores and assists and has great experience in the game playing in a host of different leagues for the likes of Bohemians, Heybridge Swifs and Grays Athletic.
Firstly, how is this season going for you personally, and for Witham Town as a whole?
Hey Adam, good to talk to you. This season for me personally I think has been pretty good. In terms of goals and overall performances, I’m pleased with how it’s going. I set out to score at least 20 goals this season which I know I can reach. In terms of Witham, I think the start to the season was a bit slow, with some bad results. However, since I’ve been here the performances have picked up and the lads have been great, our current form speaks for itself. I believe there’s more to come. Play offs aren’t out of our reach.
Who has been the toughest opposition Witham Town have faced so far this season?
Since I’ve been here I haven’t suffered many defeats at all. It’s hard to say who our toughest game has been against. We have pretty much been on top most games. I’d say toughest game would probably have to be Dagenham and Redbridge at home in the cup, or AFC Hornchurch away, which we won 1-0, but they are a strong side with some good players.
What’s the best piece of advice you have been given in football?
I’ve had a lot of people give me some strong advice in football and it’s helped me throughout my career. There is however one piece of advice that stands out for me and although it’s simple it is something I always try and remember. It is by my grandad, and a close friend of mine. “Don’t wait for things to happen, go and make it happen, be the person who makes that one bit of magic happen because it only takes a second.” As I said it’s simple but every game I try to be the difference and make things happen. Also to just never give up on your dream
Which position do you think you are most effective in?
My best position is definitely on the wing, I can play in the ‘10’ and so and so, but my best position is definitely out wide, going at full back and scoring goals. It’s what I love doing and it’s what I’m good at.
Who is the best player you have played with… and who is the best player you have played against?
I’ve played with a lot of good players and a lot come to mind. From playing back home in Ireland to playing here in England. I’ve played with a lot of ex-pros and Gary Haveron who was a quality defender with a sweet left foot and just a born leader. The best player I’ve probably played with though would have to be Kenny Beaney when I played for Grays. He was just class and with both feet, clever and off the pitch, professional, and he could definitely have gone professional. The best player I’ve played against would have to be when I played against Russia, their striker was a really good player who could score goals. Before he played us, he had played in the champions league against Chelsea a couple of months before. He plays in the Russian premier league. I can’t give you his name as it’s pronunciation and spelling is Russian!
If you could change one rule in football, what would it be?
I don’t think I’d change any rules in football I love the game but I do think there should be more contact allowed than there is these days. It’s definitely too strict on that front.
Who is your favourite footballer, past of present?
As a Liverpool fan all my life, Steven Gerrard is always going to be up there. For me though, Messi is definitely my favourite footballer, there’s no one in football I’ve ever enjoyed watching more than I do Messi. He is truly just special and there has never been anything like him, and I think we will struggle to find someone like him again, he’s just a football miracle.
And finally, what do you think is unique about Witham Town?
Witham Town as a football club as I’ve got to know it, is definitely a family club, there’s a good feel about the place and the people there, the fans and the staff and everyone involved are amazing. I’m really enjoying it here. We can’t forget James (Beardwell) either who I think the whole football world knows about, he sings every game non stop and it doesn’t go un-noticed. I have some really good friends here too, Elliott Ronto, who is a great footballer but also a close friend, so it’s good to play with him. There is a lot of great things here at the club.
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