Davies ready for new season

England international determined to start the season in top form

Kevin Davies: Bolton talisman ready to roar again next season in the Championship

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Kevin Davies is refreshed after his summer break and ready to lead Bolton Wanderers back to the Premier League.

The 35-year-old stalwart was part of the Trotters team that suffered relegation from the top flight last term.

Speaking at his annual golf charity event, the one-cap England striker revealed he is longing for the start of the season to atone for last term's disappointment.

"We all know the way it ended [last season], now it's time to start focusing," he told Sky Sports News.

Training

"The fixtures are out now, which I think gives you something to look forward to. I've had a nice break away with the family and organising this has helped me take my mind off things.

"It's one of those things, you're away, you try and forget about it but it's happened now.

"I've started to do a bit of training and I'm looking forward to going in, seeing the boys and getting ready for the start of the season."

Bolton had a cluster of players that were out of contract at the end of the last season and manager Owen Coyle will now have to reshape his squad.

Additions

In his nine years at the Reebok Stadium, former Chesterfield forward Davies has seen a flurry of faces arrive and he expects this summer to be no different.

"We feel we have a good core of players and the club are working on making a few additions - I think we need to - we have lost quite a few players as well," he added.

"That happens regardless of what league you are in; there will be comings and goings, that happens at every club. I'm looking forward to getting back and seeing the boys and who the club brings in.

"I think we have a great start to the season, starting away at Burnley, which should be a great game for both clubs. And by the time kick-off comes around we will be raring to go."