Bolton Wanderers defender Alex Baptiste believes former teammate Mark Davies was good enough to play for a top six Premier League side.

The 35-year-old is now in his second spell at the Whites, having spent a season at Wanderers in the 2013/14 campaign.

He played 43 times for Bolton in all competitions that season, scoring four goals, before heading out on loan to Blackburn Rovers for the following campaign, and leaving Wanderers in 2015 for Middlesbrough.

During that season, Baptiste was teammate with midfielder Davies, who played more than 200 games for the club and scored 16 goals.

But Davies departed Bolton in the summer of 2017 when his contract expired and has not played for another club since, his time at the club being hampered by several injuries.

Asked by fans who the best player he played with during his first spell with Wanderers, Baptiste picked out midfielder Davies and said he was good enough to play for a top six side in the Premier League.

He told the club Twitter feed: "Without a doubt, Mark Davies.

"He was just unlucky. He was just one of those players that had injuries.

"He'd come back and then he'd break down again, but what a player. He'd be a top six Premier League player, he was unbelievable, Sparky."