Davo Ends England Dream

Last updated : 21 January 2006 By Matt Bottom

"I'd love to be given a chance," he said. "But I can't see it coming now."

"Towards the end of last season and, from what I gathered, it was either me or Peter Couch who went to the States," Davies said.

"He went and he's done well, he's taken his chance. Now I don't see it coming, me playing for England, as much as I'd love to."

Never a prolific striker, what he lacks in goals he more than makes up for with his physical presence and commitment. But he accepts now that his prospects were harmed when he went 18 games between scoring his first in Wanderers' opening day draw at Aston Villa and netting his second in the 4-0 win at Everton in December.

"When I scored the first goal at Villa at the start of the season, I thought this could be the chance for me to get on a run and score a few goals," he said.

"But at this stage of the season and in my career, I see too many other strikers in front of me. There's Crouch and probably people like (Darren) Bent, who could play in that position, I don't know.

"You kick yourself because I'd love to play for him (Eriksson) but I don't see it happening."

Smiling broadly, he added: "Unless Sam gets the job, I'm going to struggle."