Craig Davies joined Bolton Wanderers from Barnsley during the January transfer window in the whites' first Championship season for a reported fee of £300,000. The forward was Dougie Freedman's first permanent signing as Bolton boss and was coming off of a successful first half of the season for Barnsley, scoring nine goals in 22 appearances.
At Bolton, Davies was utilized mostly as an impact substitute by Dougie Freedman and scored four goals in 18 appearances in 2012. The forward made his Bolton debut in a goalless draw at Selhurst Park v. Crystal Palace in January and scored his first Wanderers goal a few weeks later in a 2-1 win against Burnley. It was that win that kick-started Bolton's season and thrust them into a promotion play-off spot until the final day of the season.
Davies isn't the most skillful or fastest forward but he offers strength, power, and a willingness to shoot that the rest of Bolton's forwards really don't.