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A Season in Statistics Player-By-Player: Mark Davies

No goals all season for a so-called attacking midfielder, but what do the stats tell us about Mavies?

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Mark Davies has played the second most minutes of all Bolton Wanderers' outfield players this season which, given his track injury record, must be a success on a personal level. His performances have been doubted by many Bolton fans, but some of the stats put him up there as one of our better performers this season.

Appearances - 36 (2 as a sub)

Davies appears to have put the worst of his injury concerns behind him this season, only missing ten league games. His total of 3,033 minutes on the pitch puts him only behind Liam Feeney and Ben Amos this season.

However, his performances have been far from impressive both in terms of scoring and creating chances, and looking even vaguely interested in being on the pitch.

Goals Conceded - 63 (1.65 per game)

Perhaps unsurprisingly, as one of the players to have played the most football he also has one of the highest goals conceded totals against his name. But the ratio of 1.65 goals conceded per game is the lowest of any midfielder to have played more than eight matches this season.


Points won - 28 at 1.28 per game, the highest points per game ratio of any outfield Wanderers player this season

Pass completion rate - 88.5%, a pretty impressive record over the full season and the highest rate of any Bolton player

Assists - 4, the second most at the club behind Dean Moxey

Goals - 0, a very disappointing lack of goals as he has the potential to score plenty

Bookings - 11, the most at the club

Red cards - 0

Overall Season Performance - C

Statistically, there's a case for arguing that Davies has been one of our better players this season. He's got a superb pass completion rate, has the second most assists at the club, has been on the pitch for the club winning more points than any other outfield player, and has seen the club concede less goals while he's been on the pitch than his midfield compatriots.

However, the lack of goal threat and realistically low number of assists from the time he's spent on the field puts a shadow on these stats. A player of his undoubted quality should be doing more for the team, and at times he's looked completely disinterested.

Davies' relatively huge wages mean getting him off the club's books this summer must be a priority, if anyone wants him.