Bolton skipper Davies: FA Cup still retains magic

The FA Cup still has its magic, so says Bolton Wanderers captain Kevin Davies. Davies was part of the Chesterfield team that reached the semifinals 14 years ago.

The FA Cup still has its magic, so says Bolton Wanderers captain Kevin Davies.

Davies was part of the Chesterfield team that reached the semifinals 14 years ago.

"Every year those memories come back and when you get Chesterfield fans following you on Twitter and wishing you all the best then it rekindles them further. I'm not sure it will happen again," he said.

"I was with Southampton when they reached the 2003 final, but I knew I wasn't going to play. I played my part in the cup run but I missed out on the final. That was Gordon Strachan's decision.

"But I don't agree with anyone who says the FA Cup has lost its magic. Not for me it hasn't.

"From an Englishman's point of view and, as someone who is still waiting for a major honour, it's still the one to win."

And so to the semi-final.

"I'm proud to be captain of this team and we have had some tough fixtures. Wigan away, Fulham away, Birmingham away. York made it difficult for us to start off with.

"Personally, I'm more than happy at Bolton. Everyone knows that. I feel great for my age. I feel fortunate. I've got a good manager, great back room staff and a group of players that work hard.

"Honestly, it's just like being a kid again."

 
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