Next Game

Rotherham v Bolton

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 0 - 0 Bolton

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 17:30

The FA Cup Fourth Round

Grayson holds Davies hope

Preston North End manager Simon Grayson is still waiting for a decision from Kevin Davies as the striker mulls over his options after leaving Bolton Wanderers.

Last Updated: 06/07/13 at 17:58 Post Comment

Kevin Davies: Preston are still hopeful they can land the striker

Kevin Davies: Preston are still hopeful they can land the striker

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Davies is looking for a new club after his ten-year stint with Bolton came to an end earlier in the summer, and he has been linked with teams such as Sheffield Wednesday, Blackpool, Burnley and Millwall.

Preston are also interested in the free agent and Grayson admits he will have to remain patient as he tries to get his squad sorted for the start of the new season.

"We're still waiting to see where Kevin Davies is at," Grayson told the Lancashire Evening Post:

"It will come to a point where he has to make a decision, and we do as well.

"He has to get back into training and we want to know where we roughly are with the squad.

"I think Kevin has found it a little more difficult coming round to the fact that he is an unemployed footballer, as such.

"He has got a few options and has to consider which is the best one for the next year or so of his footballing career.

"We are certainly still in with a great shout of getting him, although there are other teams involved too.

"We hope to have ticked enough boxes for him to come here. If he doesn't come here we will move on to our next target because we have a few more options available to us.

"I'm in contact with Kevin every other day, finding out what is happening. He has been good enough to let us know what his thoughts are."

There could also be a couple of players leaving Deepdale this summer, with Grayson ready to listen to offers for high-earner Iain Hume after he spent last season on loan at Doncaster Rovers.

Chris Beardsley has also been linked with a move elsewhere, although Grayson insists he would be happy to keep both men if transfers do not materialise.

He said: "With Chris we are just waiting for someone to make an offer to take him. As for Iain, it is pretty much wait and see.

"People are saying X, Y and Z about what is happening with Doncaster and Iain. We'll see if there is an opportunity to move him on and if no offers come in, he is a contracted player who will available for selection.

"Neither player has been discarded - they have been training on a daily basis, showing their enthusiasm and a fantastic attitude."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

F

irst Townsend, now Chiles. What next ITV? Comedy that you can actually watch without vomiting up your own spleen? I'll be sad to see Matt Smith go though. I actually quite like him. Plus, he was good in Doctor Who.

sailingmagpie
Adrian Chiles to leave ITV

H

e's like Jay from Inbetweeners. Could've had him, had him, didn't want him, turned him down.

lee
Wenger criticises work permits

A

wful, awful pundit. He was crap on BBC, and offered a little more analysis than Robbie Savage - apart from the delivery of banality in a sexy accent. Also, as I'm Irish he'll never be more then a slimy, hand-balling f**ker in my eyes.

batdog
Football People On TV: Thierry Henry

Footer 365

Premier League: Sunderland boss Gus Poyet focused on Burnley clash

Gus Poyet has challenged his players to use their match against fellow relegation contenders Burnley as a turning point.

FA Cup: Substitute Diafra Sakho grabs late winner as West Ham earn 1-0 win at Bristol City

Diafra Sakho popped up at the back post to help West Ham secure a 1-0 win at Bristol City in the FA Cup fourth round.

Premier League: Daniel Sturridge expresses delight after returning to Liverpool training

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge spoke of his delight after returning to full training on Sunday.

Mail Box

Appalling, Slow, Pathetic, Embarrassing

It's a bonus Saturday Mailbox, with plenty of reaction to the most alarming 0-0 draw in Manchester United's recent history. At what point do we worry about Louis van Gaal?

Why Do Man United Look So Impotent?

It's all very well talking about formations and United's defensive problems, but shouldn't their expensive attacking options be doing better? And we talk psychology...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company