Kevin Davies reveals pride in England call-up


Bolton Wanderers striker Kevin Davies has spoken of his pride at being named in the latest England squad.

Davies, 33, is hoping to win his first international cap in next week’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro at Wembley after being named in Fabio Capello’s 23-man squad.

“It’s a really proud moment for me and my family,” he told the club’s official website after earlier admitting he thought the call-up was a prank.

“I’ve just got to go along and enjoy the experience of being involved with the international team and if I get the chance to play then I will do my best to impress.

“I’m sure there will be a few nerves over the next couple of days and it hasn’t really sunk in yet, but I’m looking forward to this opportunity and I’m going to give it my best shot.”

Davies has been given a chance with fellow strikers Jermain Defoe and Bobby Zamora both injured and Emile Heskey now retired from international football.

He has scored two in eight games for the Trotters this season and club manager Owen Coyle has backed his skipper to make an impact.

“Everyone at the club is absolutely thrilled to hear that the skipper has been called up,” he added.

“He has got his rewards for the high level of performances that he has produced week-in, week-out.

“He works exceptionally hard on a day-to-day basis and I’m sure he will give Mr Capello 100 percent.”

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