Kevin Davies: I had chance to play for Scotland


Bolton Wanderers striker Kevin Davies has said that he turned down the chance to play for Scotland at the end of last season.

Representatives of the Scottish Football Association contacted the former Chesterfield, Southampton and Blackburn Rovers star in April to see if he was keen to play for Craig Levein’s side.

Davies, who played three games for the England Under-21 team but has never earned a call to the senior squad, told the Bolton News:“I spoke to someone about it at the end of last season.

“They wanted to know if I had any Scottish relatives and, to be honest, I wasn’t too sure at the time, so I didn’t take it any further. You’d think with a name like Davies, I’m more likely to have Welsh blood in me.

“As far as I’m concerned I’m English, so I didn’t really take it on.

“It was all a bit tongue in cheek and we had a good laugh with the gaffer about it. I think he was keener than me. I enjoy my weekends too much at the minute to go playing international football as well.”

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