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Preston Sign Veteran Forward Kevin Davies

Former Bolton man heading to Deepdale.

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Preston North End have signed former England international Kevin Davies, following his release from Championship side Bolton Wanderers according to Sky Sports.

The 36 year-old has signed a two-year deal with the club, and has been handed the number nine shirt at Deepdale, after successful talks with manager Simon Grayson last month.

“I’d like to think we’ve got certain things that will be in our favour,” Grayson told BBC Lancashire.

“There might be other things that are not, but hopefully we’ve ticked enough boxes to suggest this is the right football club for him at this stage.”

Kevin was released at the beginning of the month as his 10 year spell at the Reebok Stadium came to an end, where he managed 84 goals in 407 appearances. The striker has also played for Blackburn, Chesterfield and Southampton during his footballing career.

“I think it was all done in that first meeting to be honest with you, I was impressed with what Simon [Grayson] had to say, and Peter [Ridsdale] and Mr Hemmings,” Davies told Preston’s official club website [pnefc.net].
“They all came in to see me and we had a good meeting and they talked about the ambition and where they want to be. They want to be pushing for promotion this year and that’s one of the reasons that I decided to join in the end.”

Davis becomes boss Grayson’s fourth summer signing after the arrival of defender Tom Clarke, forward Chris Humphrey and keeper Declan Rudd – from Premier League side Norwich City.


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