With Latics often operating with just one striker, and Will Grigg being in such lethal form, opportunuties have been limited for former Wales international Craig Davies.
After marking his first Latics start with a goal in a 3-0 home win over Scunthorpe United and following that effort up with a penalty against his former club Chesterfield a month later, Davies failed to find the net between September and the end of the season.
Despite making 30 appearances in his debut season, Davies made just nine starts and was simply unfortunate on a personal level to see his side’s attacking options firing on all cylinders as the season wore on.
CAREER SO FAR
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.
He went on to score eight times in 48 League Two appearances for Oxford.
Davies spent time with Hellas Verona, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Oldham Athletic, Stockport County, Brighton & Hove Albion, Yeovil Town and Port Vale before signing for League Two Chesterfield in 2010.
His 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.
Davies earned a move to Championship side Barnsley for 2011-12 for whom he scored 11 times in his first season.
In January 2013 Davies made the switch to Bolton Wanderers where he scored 10 goals in 24 starts, including one in their 3-1 victory against Latics at the Macron Stadium in November 2014.
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.
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