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Striker Craig Davies still sees future at Bolton Wanderers after Preston loan

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karlypants

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Craig Davies hopes a successful loan spell at Preston can fire him back into the first-team reckoning at Wanderers next season.

The 28-year-old had an immediate impact at Deepdale, scoring the opener on his debut in Saturday’s 2-0 win against Notts County.

It’s a positive start for the striker who has struggled to make an impact at the Reebok since joining from Barnsley 12 months ago for £300,000.

Despite dropping down a division, the former Manchester City trainee says playing is better than sitting on the bench at Wanderers – something he expected to do after Dougie Freedman signed Lukas Jutkiewicz on loan last week.

Although he started against both Cardiff City in the FA Cup and at QPR a week ago, Davies felt a return to the fringes might be on the cards once Freedman informed him of Preston’s interest.

But the Wales international sees it as a chance to prove himself rather than a sign of a bleak future at Wanderers with 18 months still remaining on his contract, particularly after a succession of injuries in the first half of this campaign.

Davies told the Lancashire Evening Post: “I wanted to get out on loan to play football and it was great when I heard Preston were interested.

“In December I had a chat with the Bolton manager and he said I might need to go out on loan to play games because I had been injured for about three months.

“But then I played for 90 minutes in the FA Cup against Cardiff and played again at QPR last Tuesday night.

“I thought to myself then that I had claimed a stake in the team, but last Wednesday I found out differently. For three months I was sat in the physio room going out of my head, so the last thing I wanted to do after starting two games was to go back to the bench.

“I think I’m better than that, I know I’m better than that and I have told him (Freedman) that I’m better than that.

“I want to show everyone that I can still do what I was doing at Barnsley before the move to Bolton.

“Now I’m just concentrating on doing well here for the next few months.

“I have got another year left at Bolton after this and plan to go back in the summer, but things change in football.

“One minute you are one place, the next minute you are somewhere else.

“That was proved in the last few days – I played for Bolton against QPR, then suddenly I was in the Preston team playing Notts County.

“That’s football and is why we love it.”

Davies trained on Friday with his new team-mates, including namesake and fellow former Whites striker Kevin Davies, before being thrown straight in from the start the following day.

But he seized his opportunity to impress, scoring one and having a hand in Preston’s second at Deepdale.

It was certainly a confidence-booster for the player who has started just nine games for Wanderers in the past year.

Davies added: “Sometimes it is good to be thrown in at the deep end, you either sink or swim. Luckily, on this occasion, I swam and it was great that we got the win.

“Before I scored I’d had one or two good chances which went too close to the keeper.

“For the goal I couldn’t have caught it any better, I hit it sweetly and there was no one on the line to help the keeper out.

“The Preston fans gave me a great reception which meant a lot and it was nice to do well on my debut.”

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aaron_bwfc

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“I thought to myself then that I had claimed a stake in the team, but last Wednesday I found out differently. For three months I was sat in the physio room going out of my head, so the last thing I wanted to do after starting two games was to go back to the bench.

“I think I’m better than that, I know I’m better than that and I have told him (Freedman) that I’m better than that.''


He won't play again for us IMO as long as Dougie is in charge, which would be weird considering he is the one that brought him to the club.

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Andy Walker
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@aaron_bwfc wrote:“I thought to myself then that I had claimed a stake in the team, but last Wednesday I found out differently. For three months I was sat in the physio room going out of my head, so the last thing I wanted to do after starting two games was to go back to the bench.

“I think I’m better than that, I know I’m better than that and I have told him (Freedman) that I’m better than that.''


He won't play again for us IMO as long as Dougie is in charge, which would be weird considering he is the one that brought him to the club.
It's also possible that Cravies will play upfront again for us, with someone else in charge. Anything is possible when you are 20th in the table.

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
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Don't Preston have an FA Cup replay tomorrow night? If so, what's the betting he scores again?

Tigermin


Tony Kelly
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He is cup tied Rt . Just shows how quickly players become disillusioned under Freedmans chopping and changing. Cavies gave probable promotion candidates QPR a torrid time,hitting the bar and generally making a serious nuisance of himself and in many quarters was man of the match,monday morning sorry lad your off to Preston as I have secured the services of a reject from Middlesbrough ta ta ! Astounding he still wants to come back !

Natasha Whittam

Natasha Whittam
Nat Lofthouse
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It's a criminal situation. I have no doubt that when Dougie gets the push the new man will recall Davies immediately.

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Tigermin wrote:He is cup tied Rt . Just shows how quickly players become disillusioned under Freedmans chopping and changing. Cavies gave probable promotion candidates QPR a torrid time,hitting the bar and generally making a serious nuisance of himself and in many quarters was man of the match,monday morning sorry lad your off to Preston as I have secured the services of a reject from Middlesbrough ta ta ! Astounding he still wants to come back !

Hand on heart, I have to say that I always thought Craig Davies gave 100% effort every time he played for us. He is big and strong and not afraid to put the yards in. If he had been given the same amount of chances as Ngog he would have made the strikers spot his own. I genuinely think he will score goals at Preston and to some extent our loss is Preston's gain.

Ditching him for an unproven foreigner ( Juke ) is a really bizarre decision and seeing as we didn't land Mason, it's all the more baffling.

From what I have seen of Mason I would prefer Davies but both of them have been asked to play as lone strikers. With the service our midfield provide is it any wonder the forwards don't score enough?

Klasnic was a great poacher and he lived on scraps but he could bang them in. Elmander was another who was allegedly fucking useless but he worked tirelessly for the team.

Some ' fans' claimed Klasnic was lazy and Elmander was useless but our disfunctional midfield escaped any blame.

It's the same with Beckford. The guy can score goals but he is being asked to play a lone role up front.

The last two seasons, with Holden and Mark davies being injured, there has really been bugger all support from midfield. But, it's always the strikers fault!

The best system for getting points over the course of a season is 4-4-2. You need a Rapier and a Foil. Providing you have grafters in midfield you can achieve a good balance.

We simply haven't got that balance. Medo and Spearing are both defensive sweepers. You only need one. Mark Davies is creative but he needs support in the final third of the field. Most of our passing peters out when we get to the last third. We have no cunning and guile.

Holden was great at winning tackles and holding the ball up. We no longer have that luxury.

Truth is... we have missed Muamba. A box to box dynamo who couldn't hit a bulls arse with a banjo, but great for breaking up play.

Bottom line is...it's down to Dougie and Lenny. Pick your best eleven and best formation and stick with it. No more bullshit at press conferences. Be honest and tell it as it is.

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