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7 July 2015

A closer look at Craig Davies’ career so far.

  • Craig Davies signs for Wigan Athletic.
  • Striker joins following release from Bolton Wanderers.
  • 29-year-old capped seven times by Wales.
1. Craig Davies was born on 9 January 1986 in Burton-upon-Trent.

2. After a youth career with Shrewsbury Town and Manchester City, Davies joined Oxford United in 2004 making his professional debut on 30 August 2004 as an 18-year-old against Notts County.

3. Davies’ first career goal came in a 2-1 home victory against Cambridge United on 11 December 2004.  He went on to score eight times in 48 League Two appearances for Oxford.

4. After time with Hellas Verona, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Oldham Athletic, Stockport County, Brighton & Hove Albion, Yeovil Town and Port Vale the striker signed for League Two Chesterfield in 2010.

5. Davies’ 23-goal haul in just 41 games in the 2010-11 season helped the Spireites to the League Two title, with the striker finishing as the division’s fourth top goal scorer.

6. His performances in 2010-11 earned him a move to Championship side Barnsley for 2011-12 for whom he scored 11 times in his first season.

7. Davies began the 2012-13 campaign at Oakwell, scoring nine goal in 22 games, including one in a 1-1 away draw to Bolton Wanderers, the club he later joined in the January transfer window.

8. Davies scored a total of 10 goals in 24 starts for Bolton, including one in their 3-1 victory against Latics at the Macron Stadium in November 2014.

9. Davies has been capped seven times by Wales, making his debut as a substitute against Slovenia on 17 August 2005.  The striker was also capped at Under 17, Under 19 and Under 21 levels.

10. In February 2015 Davies turned ‘Good Samaritan’ when he helped an elderly couple who had broken down in a hire car.  The striker drove to a nearby garage for a petrol can and returned with fuel to help the husband and wife on their way.

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