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The 34-year-old has endured a difficult season with poor form and knocks meaning he has been in and out of the squad with the team battling against relegation

Bolton captain Kevin Davies is optimistic that he may be able to return to action in Saturday's Premier League clash with Manchester City.

Davies has been out for two weeks after he picked up a knee injury in the Trotter’s 2-1 loss to Wigan, but the forward could make his comeback as Owen Coyle’s team hope to end a run of three consecutive losses.

The powerful striker claims the injury never looked like a particularly serious one and foresees no further problems before the journey to Manchester.

Speaking to the Bolton News, Davies said: "I haven't been injured for a while but it isn't a major one. Hopefully I'll be back for City next weekend.

"It happened when I jumped early in the Wigan game and landed awkwardly. I have been running since so it should be okay now."

Bolton currently lie in 19th place, level on points with bottom-placed Wigan, but they are just two points short of Wolves, who are outside the relegation zone.

And, despite the Lancashire side's precarious position with just 12 matches left this season, Davies claims the atmosphere at the club is still good.

He continued: "The mood around the place is still great. When we have been in trouble before, that has been what has got us out.

"It's looking like three from five in the Premier League at the moment, so we need to start making sure we pick up points.

"We'll have to work hard, we know that, and then hopefully that will be enough to turn it round."
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