columnist Steven Woodgate sees the arrival of Mark Davies at Bolton
Wanderers as a sign that the Trotters are building for the future.
Most teams are throwing away countless amounts of money on
stopgaps to make sure on Premier League survival, Bolton Wanderers, on the
other hand, are looking towards the future.
Their recent acquisition of talented youngster Mark Davies
shows intent of moving the club forward in years to come whether that is in the
Premier League or the Championship.
The highly rated midfielder moves from top topping
Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee and is tipped
for big things.
He broke into the Wolves first team at the tender age of 17
shows how determined Davies is and he would not be phrased by moving into the
Recently he has been playing for League One side Leicester
City in order to regain full match fitness and has been ever impressive, even
scoring a few goals on the way.
Davies has been with his injuries; he suffered cartilage
troubles that caused him to miss almost two years of professional football.
Sometimes with these injuries at such a young age can put a huge element of
doubt in a player's mentality, Davies, at the moment, proves otherwise.
Gary Megson must have done his research and have full faith
in his ability in carrying out important duties for his side.
Davies has already captained the England under 17 team and
is a proud product of the ever improving Wolves youth academy. The man who
brought him through at Wolves, Chris Evans, is now on the coaching staff at
Bolton and must have mentioned his deep inner thoughts on Davies.
Bolton currently sits in 14th position and is only two
points from the relegation places but is the youngster Davies be enough to
It doesn't seem a signing that will make noticeable impact;
it won't influence the team a great deal this season especially. Other players
are needed if Bolton are looking to escape from a torrid relegation battle.
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