Owen Coyle backs Kevin Davies for more caps


Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle picked out Kevin Davies for special praise after the England international had scored twice in the impressive 4-2 victory against Tottenham.

The former Chesterfield and Blackburn Rovers forward was given his first England cap by Fabio Capello in last month’s draw against Montenegro and the Italian was at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.

Coyle believes Davies deserves more caps, saying after the six-goal thriller:“Kevin ran the game from the first whistle. He dominated the game. If he wasn’t scoring he was knocking things on.

“The great thing about Kevin is he doesn’t have to score goals to contribute to a game but, when he does, it takes him to another level. He was unplayable.

“I think it was nice Mr Capello was here. He’d have seen Kevin and Gary Cahill, who was outstanding at the back, as well as Fabrice Muamba.

“It’s great to have English players in your team because this is the country in which we operate.

“It isn’t for me to tell anyone their job but you see Kevin’s performance today and it was outstanding. The reason I took him off was to give him a standing ovation.”

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