London Welsh: Alex Davies set for first game in nine months

Alex Davies
Alex Davies joined London Welsh from Championship side Plymouth Albion in 2011

Versatile London Welsh back Alex Davies is set to return to action in Sunday's LV=Cup game against Saracens after nine months out with a knee injury.

The 28-year-old has not played competitively since suffering ligament damage in the first leg of their Championship semi-final against Leeds.

Davies played seven Premiership games for the Exiles in the club's only other season of top-flight rugby in 2012-13.

"It will be amazing - it's been a long time," Davies told the club website.external-link

"It's going to be weird on Sunday, doing all the pre-match stuff and even just getting on the team bus to the Kassam Stadium. It will be nine months since I was on the team bus with the boys."

His inclusion is one of 12 changes as Exiles boss Justin Burnell looks to end a 21-match losing run.

Welsh won their last match in any competition two days after Davies underwent knee surgery, beating Bristol at the Memorial Stadium in June to secure promotion back to the Premiership.

"It's been really frustrating," Davies said. "You sit there week in, week out watching the games and you can't contribute. You can't help the team and that's really tough.

"It will be great to wear the London Welsh jersey again and help the team as much as I can."