FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Could Craig Davies be set for Chesterfield return after Bolton release?

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Former Spireites striker Craig Davies is one of 13 players released by Bolton Wanderers.

Davies suffered from a niggling hamstring injury last season but still made 30 appearances for Wanderers, scoring seven goals.

But Neil Lennon, who had aired concerns over the striker’s hamstring injuries, decided against offering the 29-year-old a new deal.

Chesterfield were rumoured to be interested in bringing Davies back to the Proact Stadium last summer where he had previously enjoyed success and his release from Bolton has got people talking once more.

He scored 23 goals in 41 starts for the Spireites under John Sheridan during the 2010/11 campaign, which saw them promoted from League Two.

Chesterfield’s new manager Dean Saunders is in the market for attacking reinforcements, so would a move for Davies be beneficial?

Meanwhile Saunders has offered contracts to Jimmy Ryan, Drew Talbot and Armand Gnanduillet and has released Charlie Dawes and Jack Broadhead CLICK HERE

Fellow League One side Sheffield United have been rocked by the news Jose Baxter has been suspended after testing positive for ecstasy CLICK HERE (Star)

Portsmouth and former Chesterfield boss Paul Cook closing in on deal for Doncaster’s Kyle Bennett CLICK HERE (Star)

Captain Jack Payne, player-of-the-year Joe Newell and £500k striker Luke James are the shock names on the list of transfer-listed Peterborough United players released CLICK HERE (Peterbrough Evening Telegraph)

Hartlepool are expected to offer Matty Dolan a route back to regular football following his exit from Bradford City CLICK HERE (Telegraph and Argus)

New Rochdale signing Donal McDermott aims to seize his chance CLICK HERE (Manchester Evening News)

Barnsley are interested in signing Oldham Athletic midfielder Liam Kelly CLICK HERE (Sheffield Star)