Bolton captain Davies aiming to fill Heskey boots

Bolton Wanderers striker Kevin Davies knows he is in the England squad because of the international retirement of Aston Villa's Emile Heskey.

Bolton Wanderers striker Kevin Davies knows he is in the England squad because of the international retirement of Aston Villa's Emile Heskey.

He will become England's oldest debutant for 60 years if he plays in the Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro at Wembley next Tuesday night.

He is a year older than Heskey and admits that, like the Aston Villa frontman, he is not renowned for his goalscoring prowess.

Davies said: "There has been an obvious link between my style and Emile's. We have always been compared.

"I used to be his room-mate with the Under-21s and there are a lot of similarities in the way we play. Fortunately for him, he is the one who has played with England for all these years and I think he did a good job.

"If he's in your side his manager and team-mates appreciate what he does. It's similar to me at Bolton.

"At times I've seen him working hard and sacrificing himself and setting up goals and not getting credit. That's why he's been picked because you know what he's going to give you.

"Maybe outside Bolton what I do is ignored. Even people like Nicolas Anelka, who probably came and didn't enjoy the way we played, scored a few goals off me and got himself a good move."

 
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