Craig Davies set to miss fourth straight match through injury

Charlie Crowhurst

Craig Davies, the only striker on Bolton Wanderers books that is happy to shoot, is set to miss out when Bolton Wanderers take on Yeovil Town this weekend. The striker last played against Blackburn Rovers in the embarrassing 4-1 defeat at Ewood park in August. Davies entered that match on 78 minutes with the Trotters down 3-1 at that point and hoping to reply late to Jordan Rhodes eventual game-winner and Corry Evans' dagger.

It was in that match that Davies had injured his ankle late on, despite playing through the pain in the dying embers to finish the match. The forward had trained on and off in recent weeks, including training yesterday but it has not been enough and he will not feature. Dougie Freedman confirmed that in his pre-Yeovil Town press conference. He also added that "Neil Danns is match fit and is in line to feature."

Craig Davies could be a big miss for goal-starved Bolton Wanderers as they search for their first win of the season. The forward, like the rest of the Trotters' strike corps, has not yet scored a goal this season but he showed how dangerous he was right from the off. Moments after being substituted on in the season-opening match at Turf Moor against Burnley, Craig Davies unleashed a long-range effort destined for the top corner at the left-hand post that was well-saved by the fingertips of the goalkeeper. He has made six appearances in all competitions this season, starting twice and amassing a total of 209 minutes. Just 119 of those minutes have come in the league in five total appearances.

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