Davies targets Bolton to turn the corner in Man Utd encounters

Bolton skipper Kevin Davies is eager to end their run of bad results against Manchester United this weekend.

Bolton skipper Kevin Davies is eager to end their run of bad results against Manchester United this weekend.

Wanderers host United on Sunday looking to end a run of five straight defeats by their more illustrious local rivals.

Bolton's last win against United was when Nicolas Anelka scored the only goal at the Reebok Stadium back in November 2007.

"It's been a few years since we have got a win against them," Davies told the club's official website. "It would be nice to come away with a big result against them.

"I could call it a scalp but I know the manager loves pitting himself against the best and he wants us to be aiming for victories against these kind of clubs.

"He sees no reason why we can't win if we show our qualities."

And a positive result against United would set them up nicely for October, when they face the likes of West Brom, Stoke and Wigan in succession.

"There's always a buzz around the training ground in the days leading up to playing Manchester United," added Davies, who scored the equaliser in last week's 1-1 draw at Aston Villa.

"The lads have all been on top of their game in training in anticipation for the game.

"Yes, it's a big game against Manchester United, but at the same time it's just another league fixture and we'll be as prepared as we would be for any other match."

 
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