Coyle: Davies deserves another England call

The powerful frontman scored twice and set up the fourth goal as

the Trotters beat Harry Redknapp’s high-fliers 4-2 at the Reebok.

England boss Fabio Capello, who will pick his squad next Saturday

for the friendly against France, was in the crowd to witness the

victory. Coyle believes it is important that Davies – who won his

first cap when he came on as a substitute against Montenegro last

month – gets another chance at England level and he was pleased

Capello was there to see the 33-year-old playing at his best. The

Bolton boss told The Mail on Sunday: “Nobody put in a better

performance than our captain and I was glad Fabio Capello was there

to see it. “Kevin dominated the game from the first seconds – at

times he was unplayable. “He makes a contribution even when he

doesn’t score but when the goals come, he goes on to another level.

“It is more important for Kevin to be given a chance again. I don’t

like to tell other managers who to pick but anyone who watched him

will have seen what he did.” Davies said: “I am pleased that I

helped us win the game, that is the most important thing. “We will

see what happens when the squad is announced. It will be absolutely

amazing (if selected). If not then I will keep doing what I am

doing for Bolton.” Capello is short of options in attack with

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Tottenham’s Jermain Defoe both

sidelined with injury. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is desperate for

the striker to return and give his side a lift. He said: “We have

missed Defoe’s goals. I am sure he would have five or six already,

which makes a massive difference. We miss the little fellow.”

Without Rafael Van der Vaart and Aaron Lennon, who both had

hamstring injuries, Redknapp saw his side fail to build on the

glorious Champions League victory in midweek against holders Inter

Milan. Both players are “struggling” to face Sunderland on Tuesday,

according to Redknapp, while Robbie Keane has an ankle injury.

Bolton, who did not allow Gareth Bale the freedom to impose himself

as he did against Inter Milan, made the breakthrough in the 29th

minute with Tottenham shooting themselves in the foot. Sandro

carelessly lost possession to Fabrice Muamba, who played the ball

on to Taylor. He found Davies and his finish was clinical. Redknapp

believes Sandro learned a harsh lesson and said: “The ball came

into him and he thought he had all the time in the world. “In

Brazil they drop off you, you look up and play, but the ball wasn’t

there any more. Muamba had sacked him. The ball is shifted to

Davies and we are 1-0 down. But Sandro will be a good player.”