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‘It’s about the club, not me’: Kevin Davies cools Bolton Wanderers contract talks amid promotion charge

By John McDougall

Veteran Bolton Wanderers skipper Kevin Davies insists his focus is on getting the club back to the Premier League and not on his own future.  

Davies, 35, is out of contract at the Reebok Stadium at the end of the season but is still a regular for the Trotters, playing 37 games this campaign.  

But the former Southampton man feels the priority is getting Wanderers back into the top flight and not about adding to his decade at the club.

“Of course I want to stay, this is my tenth season but there is no offer of a contract at the minute,” he told BBC Late Kick Off North West.

“The football is the most important thing and I think the club are obviously waiting and seeing where we are and if we can get back to the Premier League.

“It’s not about me, it’s about the club, and I’ll keep doing my best until the end of the season.”

The one-time England international is part of a resurgent Whites team which has climbed from 20th in the Championship table to eighth in little more than a month.

With five successive wins and an eight-game unbeaten run, Davies hopes the Trotters are hitting form at the right time as the play-off race intensifies.   

“The way we’re playing now and the manner we’re winning games, we’re not blowing teams away, but we’re grinding results out which is pleasing,” he said.

“We’ve struggled throughout the season to have any sort of consistency, but we managed to get the back-to-back wins and we’ve gone on from there.

“It just shows how quickly it can turn around – we’ve got some momentum and we hope that can continue.”

On their recent surge up the table, Davies pinpointed the influence of January loan signing Craig Dawson from West Bromwich Albion as pivotal in both defence and attack. 

“We’ve made some good signings – the likes of Craig have come in and been fantastic,” he said.

“He’s scoring goals but at the back, for someone so young he is very knowledgeable and is talking all the time and has been a massive difference for us.”

Bolton’s next game is against Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Saturday. 

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