Bolton Wanderers Opt Against Offering Kevin Davies New Contract

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Reebok Stadium hero to end decade long Trotters spell.

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Bolton Wanderers talisman, Kevin Davies is set to end his ten year stay at the Reebok as the club have confirmed that they will not be offering him a new contract, Sky Sports reports.

The 36-year-old striker’s contract runs out in June of this year and Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman has decided not to offer him an extension.

Davies joined Bolton from Southampton in 2003 following a difficult second spell on the south coast. He quickly went on to establish himself as a key player for the Trotters, picking up the captain’s armband and wracking up 85 goals in over 400 appearances.

Freedman revealed, though, that despite his decision being a tough one to make he ultimately made the right call.

“I want to be fair to him as regards his future, as he deserves it. This decision means that he is now free to sort himself out with a new club in plenty of time for next season,” Freedman said.

“Being the type of man Kevin is, we sat down and had a chat about the future. He wants to carry on playing, and playing regularly. He has that desire to continue and this is the best move for him.”

“Kevin Davies is and always will be a Wanderers legend.”

It’s unknown what the one-cap England man’s plans are but it is clear that he still has something to offer a Championship club on a short term deal.

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