Sheffield Wednesday: Birthday boy Davies told to leave five days before his testimonial

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SHEFFIELD’S Kevin Davies is likely to receive renewed interest ahead of tomorrow’s emergency loan deadline after the Bolton Wanderers striker was told he wouldn’t be offered a new contract.

The former Abbeydale Grange school student celebrated his 36th birthday yesterday by being told that the Trotters are happy to let him leave just five days before he’d become eligible for a testimonial.

Wednesday have already been linked with Davies who made his one appearance for England against Montenegro in October 2010.

He told talkSPORT that the opportunity to join another club on loan is being discussed.

It’s also understood that Davies would prefer to be loaned to a club that would offer him a contract for next season.

Davies said: “There’s a possibility of going out on loan over the next couple of days, so I’ll see if that happens or not. If it doesn’t I’ll wait until the summer and see where it takes me.

“I’ve been told I’m not entitled to a testimonial,” he confirmed. “It would have been nice to have one as a thank you for what I’ve done.

“I’ve always given my all for the club. I was aware when I signed [a new deal] last year it was running short, and the club said they might extend it for a week or two [to get to the testimonial] but I don’t think that will happen.”

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman said: “I want to be fair to him as regards his future, as he deserves it. This decision means that he is now free to sort himself out with a new club in plenty of time for next season.”

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