BOLTON (AFP) - Brazil World Cup winner Rivaldo
will have to prove his work ethic if he joins Bolton, says Trotters striker
The former AC Milan and Barcelona midfielder
has been in talks with Bolton but Davies has warned the 68-times capped star
that boss Sam Allardyce will expect him to do his share of defensive duties.
"You've got to work hard in this team," said
Davies, who has rejuvenated his career under Allardyce.
"We've got some good players in but they
have not worked hard and been left out. So we will see how good he is at
Allardyce has attracted a clutch of
high-profile players to the Trotters, tenth in the English Premiership.
France World Cup winner Youri Djorkaeff,
ex-Real Madrid star Ivan Campo and Nigeria's Jay-Jay Okocha, rated Most
Valuable Player of the 2004 African Nations championship, all ply their
trade at the Reebok stadium.
"If Rivaldo does sign, we are going to learn
loads from him, like we do from other players here," added Davies.
The 32-year-old Rivaldo had his contract at
Italian giants AC Milan terminated last November and had a short spell with
Cruzeiro back home in Brazil but is now a free agent.