Davies keen to stay

11 December 2006 09:38
Bolton Wanderers striker Kevin Davies is close to signing a new contract with Sam Allardyce's side after enjoying his three years at the Reebok Stadium. The 29-year-old, who scored twice in Saturday's 4-0 demolition of West Ham United, is out of contract in the summer but has no desire to leave the club. "There are still discussions going on but I've told the people who are involved I want to stay here," said Davies. "Everyone knows I'm happy at Bolton and I'm confident the matter will be solved." Davies has scored 28 Premiership goals in 125 appearances for Bolton since joining the club on a free transfer from Southampton in July 2003. He started his career with Chesterfield before moving to Southampton in May 1997. After scoring nine goals in 25 appearances for the Saints, Blackburn paid £7.5million to acquire his services, but he failed to settle at Ewood Park and returned to Southampton after starting only 12 League games for Rovers, scoring once.

Source: ESA