BURNLEY skipper Steve Davis today revealed his delight at being back in the first team - and promised the best is yet to come from him

Davis has been involved in the last few games, and started against Sheffield United, on Wednesday.

But he says he is still short of match fitness.

He said: "From a personal point of view, I'm delighted to be back fit again. Obviously I'm still not 100 per cent match fit, but I'm training well and getting a couple of games in, so I feel better than a week ago, that's for sure.

"I managed to get through 90 minutes against Sheffield, which was good. I was pleased to come through that because that's exactly what I need now. I'm back training, but you really need games to get yourself match fit.

"It was hard work on Wednesday getting up and down, but the manager wanted me to play there and I was more than happy to do that.

"It was very frustrating to be out for so long, especially since the lads were doing so well. You try to stay involved by travelling to games and being around them, but it's not the same feeling as either playing or even being in the squad.

"I always had it in my mind I would be back at the beginning of March, so I knew it was going to be a long time.

"I realise my return has coincided with a dip in form, but I'm not superstitious and along with me, Paul Weller and Glen Little played on Wednesday, so I don't think it's down to my introduction by any means."

Davis, 34, believes the play-offs are not out of reach - but he knows the mammoth task the club face in making a run from promotion.

He said: "I think making the play-offs is going to be difficult. We know exactly what we have to do - win as many games left as possible and see where that takes us on May 4th.

"But we are going to give it a good shot. We still have a game or two in hand on most, if not all of the clubs above us and if we can win those we could be right back in it.

"We just have to concentrate on what we do and ignore everyone else. It's so tight in this division."