Davies return boosts Bolton

Striker back in training but Alonso doubtful for crucial clash

Kevin Davies: Back in training after knee injury and could face QPR

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Bolton skipper Kevin Davies has taken part in training this week following a knee injury and could be in contention for Saturday's clash with Queens Park Rangers.

Davies suffered the problem in last month's home defeat by Wigan to leave manager Owen Coyle short of attacking options.

However, the 34-year-old has now recovered and Coyle is hopeful he will be in his squad this weekend as Bolton seek a victory that would significantly boost their survival hopes.

"Kevin has trained this week," confirmed Coyle.

However, Spanish defender Marcos Alonso is a doubt after returning home following the death of his grandfather.

"Marcos has returned to Spain," said Coyle.

"We will have to see whether he makes it back in time."

Six-pointer

Although there is almost a third of the season remaining, Coyle is not underestimating the impact of a weekend when four of the bottom five face each other.

"It is a six-pointer, we have to face that," he said.

"We have six home games to go and we have to maximise the opportunity in front of us.

"It sounds simplistic but the aim is to end up with at least one point more than three other teams."