Leif Davis reveals he has 'never regretted' leaving Leeds United for Ipswich Town
Leif Davis has revealed that he always felt confident he was making the right decision when he left Leeds United to join Ipswich Town last year and he has “never regretted it.”
The full-back, who departed Elland Road at the beginning of the 2022/23 campaign, dropped from the Premier League into League One on the eve of the new season, having spent the previous year on loan in the Championship with Bournemouth.
Since the now 23-year-old made that decision, the Whites and the Tractor Boys have ended up playing in the same division after Leeds were relegated under the management of Sam Allardyce while Davis won promotion with Ipswich under the management of Kieran McKenna.
Reflecting on his decision, Davis told TWTD (3 October): “I always felt confident that I was making the right move, even if it was two leagues down at the time I joined. I was 100 per cent right to make the move and I’ve never regretted it.
“I’m not just happy here, I’m very grateful to the club for bringing me here and I will always do whatever I can for them.”
What could have been
Davis may not regret making the switch down two tiers of the English football pyramid as he has really established himself for McKenna’s side, but you have to wonder whether or not those in charge at Elland Road may regret letting him depart last season.
Admittedly a lot has changed in the 12 months that the 23-year-old has been away from Leeds United, yet one thing that has remained the same has been the Whites’ struggle to have a consistent left-back in their ranks to play week in and week out.
Sam Byram has impressed there since arriving on a short-term deal this summer and Junior Firpo is still a member of Daniel Farke’s squad, even though he has yet to make an appearance so far this season. The German manager does have options on the flank, but they each have had their struggles with fitness.
Former Norwich man Byram has been impressive so far in white and with Djed Spence still currently sidelined with injury, there is a feeling that Farke will have more than enough depth in the full-back positions once the Tottenham loanee is up to speed at Elland Road.
Davis has impressed so far in England’s second tier, registering two assists for the Tractor Boys in the opening eight games of the season as they currently sit second in the Championship and nine points ahead of Leeds. There must be a few at Elland Road gritting their teeth for allowing him to leave last summer.