Davies Pleased With Bolton Performance

Last updated : 22 January 2004 By Mark Heys

Bolton Wanderers striker Kevin Davies has said that his star performance in last night's Carling Cup Semi Final win against Aston Villa had left him tired but he was delighted at the result which put Sam Allardyce's team one step from the Final.

The 26-year old former England U21 international worked tirelessly all night for Wanderers in a performance that included a couple of assists but the player said all that was missing from his display was a goal.

"I'm happy, I'd have been even happier had I scored at the end, but there was nothing left in the tank. I'm delighted with the result, though, and not scoring isn't a worry. What matters is getting through to the final."

Davies who has become a fans favourite since his move from Southampton said that he earned praise from veteran Villa striker Dion Dublin who was impressed with the way the Wanderers striker played during the tie, but now Davies is focusing on getting ready for the second leg.

"Dion Dublin came to me at the end and said I'd played really well and that gave me a great lift because when I came off I was absolutely knackered. Thankfully we can have a bit of a rest before we go down there to try to finish them off." Davied added