Davies enjoying life in England setup
Published : 08 Oct 2010 18:49:17
Kevin Davies has never played international football, but is confident he can shine at the highest level if given the chance next week. The Bolton Wanderers forward, 33, trained with the Three Lions team on Friday for the first time after being selected in the squad to face Montenegro in a European Championship qualifier on Tuesday evening. If he features at Wembley then he will become the oldest England debutant since 1950. Despite forging a reputation as a hard-working but limited target man at Bolton, famed for direct football and angering the delicate players of Arsenal, Davies does not feel out of place in the England setup. "People label me one dimensional. They just think a team can get the ball up to me and I will head it down. But the labels they attach don't affect me. I play the game a certain way but I have always felt I can play with my ball into my feet," he said. "At Bolton, it has never been our style to rough teams up a little bit, under any manager. We go out to try and win the game the best way we can. If anything, I think our players are a little bit too honest."