Simon Davies knows he will have to fight off some tough competition to regain a place in Fulham’s starting line-up.

The Welsh international has been out of action for a month with a foot injury but is closing in on a return. It won’t be easy to force either of Fulham’s goalscorers at Manchester City, Damien Duff and Clint Dempsey, out of the side but Davies is up for the challenge.

I think competition for places is a good thing. Look at all the good teams and you will find competition in every position, it makes players work for their shirt.