Trotters can be cheerful – Kev

The club captain believes they are on the mend and ready to climb

out of the Premier League relegation zone. Bolton are looking to

stretch their unbeaten run to four games after beating West Ham and

drawing with Manchester City and then Burnley at the weekend.

Davies said: “We have got a lot going for us at the minute. We need

to make sure that we continue to work hard against Hull in what is

going to be a difficult match. “We have given some really good and

strong performances in recent matches. We were unfortunate not to

beat Manchester City, having taken the lead on three occasions.

“But we got the win we deserved against West Ham. Even when they

got it back to 1-1, we kept our heads up and finished off the game

in style. “Then we picked up another point at Turf Moor against a

really tough Burnley side. Now, it’s up to all of us to maintain

that level for our match against Hull.” Davies may have scored only

two league goals this season but he is pleased with his side’s

overall tally of 24 from 17 top-flight games. Defender Gary Cahill

is joint top scorer with Ivan Klasnic as they have five apiece

while Matt Taylor has weighed in with four following his superb

free-kick at Turf Moor. Davies said: “We have scored in pretty much

every game we have played this season and we always look a threat

going forward. “Ivan is scoring goals, Chung-Yong Lee is a threat

and so is Matty with his set-pieces.” Bolton have not kept a clean

sheet in the league this season, however, and were grateful to

goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen at Burnley as he made a string of

fine saves. Davies added: “We are still looking to defend a bit

better as a team and cut out mistakes.” Cahill has been putting in

extra shifts with head coach Steve Wigley to improve his goals

tally. The centre-half has been working on his shooting with Davies

and Swedish striker Johan Elmander. Cahill said: “Steve puts on

some great sessions and is happy to stay behind with the lads who

want to do it. “We probably do them two or three times a week now.

It has paid off for me this year and I’ll keep doing it. “I said

before the season started that I wanted to get at least five goals,

so I have been working on my shooting a bit. I have managed to get

that before Christmas, which is pleasing.” Midfielder Fabrice

Muamba is available again after sitting out the Burnley match

through suspension. Gavin McCann again looks likely to miss out as

he is still suffering from an ankle injury.