DAVIES KEEN ON RE­TURN TO OLD HAUNT

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By James An­drew

KEVIN Davies has re­vealed that he is keen to re­turn to his boy­hood club Ch­ester­field now that he has called time on his play­ing ca­reer.

The former Eng­land striker, 40, re­tired two years ago af­ter two sea­sons at Pre­ston but is best remembered for his tenyear spell at Bolton.

How­ever it was at Ch­ester­field that he first rose to promi­nence, with his part in their shock run to the FA Cup semi-fi­nal back in 1997 earn­ing him a move to the Premier League and Southamp­ton.

And it is with the Spire­ites that Davies is keen to kick off his post-play­ing ca­reer, ex­plained that he is keen to work with cur­rent boss Gary Cald­well.

He said: “I’m look­ing for a role be­cause I had four great years there where I learned my trade. I love the club.

“I’ve done all of my coach­ing badges up to UEFA A and I’m study­ing at Manch­ester Met at the minute. I’ve been re­tired a cou­ple of years now and I’m look­ing to get back with the club.

“I did speak to them a cou­ple of times last sea­son when Ritchie Humphries took over and I spoke to Ritchie, of­fer­ing him my ser­vices to help in any way.

“I was then in­vited to a game be­fore Gary came in, but I didn’t put my hat into the ring as it were for the job.

“Now Gary can build his own team af­ter tak­ing over from Danny Wil­son. I think its 12 play­ers who have been re­leased.

“They (Ch­ester­field) need to find some bar­gains and bring the right play­ers in on loan, and hope­fully get back to win­ning foot­ball matches.

“Ideally they will be strong enough to com­pete and re­turn to League One at the first time of ask­ing, but there are a lot of good, big teams com­ing up from the Na­tional League.”

MEM­O­RIES: Kevin Davies

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