Championship Bolton have confirmed that they will not be offering long-serving 36 year old captain Kevin Davies a new contract. The former Blackburn Rovers and Southampton striker has scored 84 goals in 407 appearances for the Wanderers and has been skipper since 2009.
"Kevin Davies is and always will be a Wanderers legend," boss Dougie Freedman told the club website.
"I want to be fair to him as regards his future, as he deserves it. This decision means that he is now free to sort himself out with a new club in plenty of time for next season.
"Being the type of man Kevin is, we sat down and had a chat about the future. He wants to carry on playing and playing regularly. He has that desire to continue and this is the best move for him.
"I would like to thank him for his complete support and utter professionalism since I arrived. He never gives anything less than 100% in training, or when called on for first-team duties.
"He will continue to be available for selection for the remaining games of the season."