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The Player Of The Year Interviews: 2006 – Claude Davis

25 May 2020

We’ve been busy speaking to former Player of the Year winners since its’ inception in 1968, as we look ahead to the 5,000th game upon resumption and today our focus is 2006 recipient Claude Davis.

Speaking via Zoom from his home in Florida, the former North End centre half reflects on his time at Deepdale, from arriving under Craig Brown – explaining how that came about and Ricardo Fuller’s involvement in it – to his difficult decision to move on.
 
The former Jamaican international speaks about the role team-mates Chris Lucketti and Michael Jackson – fellow Player of the Year alumni – both played in his development as a player and about how Craig Brown and Billy Davies improved him.
 
He talks about the great relationship he formed with the PNE fans and his pride at representing the club, as well as the disappointment of what happened in the Play-Off Final of 2005.
 
You can watch the 30-plus minute interview with the defender also reflect on his international career and his hopes of seeing the Lilywhites in the Premier League in the future – just click on the link at the top of the page.

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