Former Wanderers midfielder, Mark Davies, turns 31 today and to ‘mark’ the occasion, we’re going to take a look back at some of the best moments Davies had in a Bolton shirt.
Davies, when injury-free, was renowned for his quick movement and daring dribbling moves.
He was signed by Gary Megson in the January transfer window of 2009. Davies was brought in as a replacement for the departing Kevin Nolan. After joining from Wolves, the midfielder’s impact was immediate with Wanderers winning three of his first five matches at the club.
Mark Davies scored 16 goals for Bolton, none more memorable than this brilliant team goal against Blackpool in November 2010.
You can watch all of Mark Davies’s goals in another video below.
Sadly for Davies, the midfielder was so prone to injury that in the eight and a half years he was a Bolton player, he missed 27 months of football. That’s two years and three months out injured.
You can’t help but wonder what might have turned out differently if Davies had remained fit.
After relegation to League One, 2016/17 would eventually be Davies’s final season.
In just the fifth league match of the season, an away trip to Charlton, Davies suffered an awful ligament injury that ended his season there and then.
Davies has been without a club since leaving Bolton at the end of the 2016/17 season.
It’s a real shame that injury plagued his career. Mark Davies was a real talent and would be able to show our current midfield a thing or two.
All the best, Mark.
Videos courtesy of Bolton Wanderers’ official YouTube channel.