Davies set for Bolton stay despite Toronto interest

Bolton Wanderers captain Kevin Davies has turned down a move to Toronto after being strongly linked with a move to the Major League Soccer club, reports BBC Sport.

The 36-year-old was told by the Trotters that his contract at the Reebok would not be extended beyond the current season, his tenth with the club. And a move to Canada seemed to be on the cards after talks with Toronto coach Ryan Nelsen last week.

“My family and I were naturally excited about the opportunity of going to Toronto on a short-term deal,” Davies said.

“But after legal advice we felt that certain obstacles put in our way were too large to overcome.”

The striker, who began his career at Chesterfield, will now focus all of his attention towards Bolton’s push for promotion back to the Premier League.

Davies hasn’t appeared in a Wanderers shirt since a 1-0 defeat at Ipswich on 16 March but has still made 38 appearances for the club this season.

“I will finish the season here and continue with my high standards as a professional footballer.

“I will be ready if the manager needs me and, hopefully, have a part to play in helping the club return to the Premier League.”

Wanderers, who currently occupy the sixth position in the Championship table after a strong second half of the campaign, travel to promoted Cardiff City next Saturday before finishing the league season a home to Blackpool.

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