According to Oldham Athletic’s official website, Welsh striker Craig Davies has left Scunthorpe United and signed a two-year contract with Oldham Athletic.

This is Craig Davies second spell at the club after leaving in 2009 for Brighton and Hove Albion.

He started his career at Manchester City but failed to make any League appearances before moving onto Oxford United. After a two-year spell from 2004 to 2006, he left for Italian side Hellas Verona.

After a very short spell in Italy, making just one appearance, he returned to England on loan to Wolves where he made 23 appearances but failed to find the net even once. From Italy, he joined Oldham for the first time. When there he made 44 appearances scoring 10 goals in one and half years. During his spell at Oldham, he went on loan to Stockport County. When he returned to his parent club he left for Brighton and Hove Albion.

At Brighton, he spent much of the time out on loan at Yeovil Town and Port Vale. During those 2 and a half years, he made a total of 49 appearances scoring 8 goals for his respective clubs.

After Brighton, he joined Chesterfield, Barnsley, Bolton Wanderers and Preston North end on loan scoring a combined total of 57 goals in 169 games. He then had a second spell at Wigan for one and a half years. He did have the best of times at Wigan as he only scored 3 goals in 40 games before leaving for Scunthorpe United.

During his short six month spell a the Iron he once again failed to score even once after making 19 appearances.

It’s fair to say he’s never been the most prolific striker in the world with on average only scoring a league goal every 4.4 games. He’ll be hoping to change that now he’s heading towards the back-end of his career.

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