Davies' England Hope

By: Elaine Brand |
15/10/10 |
Kevin Davies

Kevin Davies

LFE Progression Ambassador Kevin Davies is determined not to become a one-cap wonder after making his England debut at the age of 33.

The Bolton Wanderers striker received the unenviable record of becoming his country’s oldest debutant for 60 years when he was introduced as a second half substitute during the goalless Euro 2012 qualifier with Montenegro at Wembley on Tuesday night.

Davies who replaced Peter Crouch on 69 minutes performed well alongside Wayne Rooney and set up a late chance for Gareth Barry.

And despite picking up a booking he is hoping that he has left boss Fabio Capello with food for thought over future squad selections.

Davies said: “I’ve never played for England and now I’m very proud to have done that.”

“But the next thing is being stuck on one cap. I don’t want to be one of those players who are stuck on one cap. Since I’ve been here, I’ve been working hard to make that impression on the Manager.

“I’ll go back to Bolton and keep doing what I have for the last seven or eight years and hopefully that will be enough to get me into future squads.”

“People might say that when the other strikers are back after injury, they might go straight back into the squad. Who knows? But I won’t be doing anything different to the last seven or eight years.”

Davies who became England’s oldest debutant since Leslie Compton in 1950, added: “It is one of those stats. I never thought this was going to come. To have won the cap, I’m extremely proud for myself and the family.”

“I didn’t feel overawed at all. It was a nice drive home for me with the family even though we didn’t win the game.”

“It would have been nice to have come on and scored the winning goal but we have to move on and I think we’ve got more than enough about us to still quality.”