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Bolton Wanderers FC Player Profiles

Posted 28th September 2013 at 12:00 pm

Having spent the end of last season on loan at Preston North End, Craig Davies has led the line with confidence since his return to Macron Stadium.

The striker joined Wanderers in January 2013 for an undisclosed fee from Yorkshire outfit Barnsley.

The Welsh international penned a two-and-a-half year contract at BL6 and has a proven track record of successfully finding the back of the opposition net. 

Starting his career at Manchester City, the striker departed at an early age in search of first team football and quickly became a regular fixture at Oxford United between 2004 and 2006. 

Spending a brief spell in Italy at Serie B side Hellas Verona, Davies soon found himself back in England on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers in August 2006. 

The following season Davies sealed a permanent switch to Oldham Athletic and spent three years at Boundary Park, however during his time at the Latics he was loaned out to fellow North West club Stockport County. 

In January 2009, after making a good impression at County, Brighton agreed to sign the striker and scored his debut against Peterborough in a 4-2 defeat. 

Despite a bright start to life at the Seagulls, Davies joined Yeovil Town the following season on loan and quickly followed that on with another loan period, this time at League Two promotion hopefuls Port Vale. 

On July 6th 2010, Davies agreed to a move to Chesterfield and made history by being the first player to score at their new stadium, the B2net Stadium, in a pre-season friendly against Derby County. 

Davies went on to enjoy his most fruitful spell, with the Burton upon Trent born frontman netting 25 goals in 45 games which helped the Spirities win the League Two title. 

His form earned him a move back to the Championship with a switch to Barnsley in July 2011 and his goal scoring record continued netting a total of 20 goals in 64 competitive fixtures, including four in a 5-0 away win at Birmingham City in September 2012. 

Career History