Leif Davis has been named in the League One Team of the Year after a stunning campaign with Ipswich Town in which he is pushing his side towards promotion from the third tier – having left Leeds for Ipswich last summer.
Davis, 23, left Leeds last summer despite making his mark during pre-season. He was considered by manager Jesse Marsch as a potential solution on the left side of defence while Junior Firpo was out – during the summer.
However, he was not chosen to lead Leeds into the new campaign and instead, he was sold to League One side Ipswich. He has starred for Ipswich. We reported recently of how he reached 15 goal involvements from left-back.
The defender has missed just three league games, clocking up 40 in England’s third tier. Ipswich sit in second place, boasting a game in hand over third-placed Sheffield Wednesday, a point ahead. Davis was praised for his form.
Indeed, the ex-Leeds ace has been included in the Team of the Year for League One – alongside the likes of Josh Windass and Barry Bannan of Wednesday, Conor Hourihane of Derby County and plenty of other third-tier stars.
Leif Davis named in League One Team of the Year after leaving Leeds
The move to Ipswich has finally got the best out of Davis. A player nicknamed ‘very good Davis’ after clips emerged of the left-back earning praise during a friendly against Cagliari, he was well-liked by the support at Elland Road.
But ultimately, he needed to go and realise his potential at a lower-league club and now, he has done that. For Davis, he will be hoping that he can shine in the Championship next season as Ipswich look to get over the line this term.
But if he fails to do so, it is likely that plenty of second-tier clubs will be looking at the left-back come the summer. He has been that good, and indeed, his inclusion in the TOTY will only attract further admirers from higher up.