Davies nearing return

14 September 2006 08:06
Bolton Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce is confident Kevin Davies will be ready to return to action by the end of September. The combative striker suffered a fractured cheekbone during the 2-0 defeat at Charlton Athletic on August 26 and was initially told he would be out of action for a minimum of six weeks. However, Davies has made good progress in his recovery and Allardyce is optimistic he will be able to face Liverpool on September 30. He said: "Kevin's professionalism during his absence has to be admired. "His honesty and efforts to get back playing is unquestioned and he is a credit to the industry. "The injury was unfortunate and I look forward to welcoming him back in the team hopefully by the end of September."

Source: ESA