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Aug 22, 2010

Davies gives up on England dream

Bolton striker Kevin Davies admits that he has given up hope of receiving an England call-up and joked that he has more chance of playing for Jamaica than being selected by Fabio Capello.

Davies, 33, has been linked with a call-up periodically having been one of the Premier League's most effective forwards over the past few years.

But the physically imposing stiker has failed to attract the attention of current Three Lions boss Capello, who has picked Peter Crouch, Emile Heskey, Carlton Cole and, most recently, Bobby Zamora as target men.

And now Davies believes he has missed his chance of playing international football, with Capello now openly concentrating on selecting younger players.

"My half brother is Jamaican, so I might try for them - I have more chance of getting into that squad than the England squad,'' Davies joked.

"England is not going to happen for me. Last season I was in a couple of the longer squads so you think that you have a chance.

"But even when there were 10-12 strikers out injured I did not even get a call up. It looks like he (Capello) is going to pick young kids now.

"I don't think that it is ever going to happen. I am disappointed not to get any caps but that is life.''

But Davies is determined to continue performing at the highest level for his club side, and revealed he is optimistic about Bolton's chances of improving under Owen Coyle.

"I am enjoy the football for Bolton and that is the most foremost thing in my mind,'' Davies said. "We have had two or three seasons where we have done well just to stay up.

"Now we feel that we have everything in place. If we get the confidence up, we can try to turn over the big boys which we have not done in a few years.''

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