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Bolton skipper Davies urges attack to be ruthless

Kevin Davies has urged the Bolton attack to be more ruthless as the club continues to battle relegation.

The 16th-placed Trotters have gone goalless in their past two outings, following a run of eight in four, and Davies wants a bit more bite up front in the final five matches of the season in order to remain in the Premier League.

"We need to get a bit more ruthless," Davies told the Bolton News in the wake of the 2-0 loss to an efficient Newcastle United on Monday.

"Their goalkeeper made two excellent saves (from Chris Eagles and Mark Davies), and when Martin (Petrov) put one great ball across the box, neither I nor Darren Pratley could get our toe to it.

"It's difficult to take, but we have to try and gain some positives because for 75 minutes we were well in the game and unfortunate not to be in the lead.

"It's another opportunity gone. We were playing against a side high in confidence, and we restricted them to very few chances. I don't think Adam (Bogdan) had a lot to do.

"We created a few fantastic chances, and if we'd taken one of them it would have given us that boost. The worst we would have had then would have been a point.

"It's hard to take when you feel like you have played so well but come away with nothing again."

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