KEVIN Davies has revealed that he turned down an offer of international football from Scotland at the end of last season.

The Wanderers skipper has been championed for a place in the England squad throughout his time at the Reebok but has constantly been left waiting for a senior cap to add to his three at Under-21 level.

But, speaking on the club’s mini tour of Scotland, the Sheffield-born striker said he had been contacted from representatives of the Scottish Football Association in April to assess whether he would be able to represent the Auld Enemy.

“I spoke to someone about it at the end of last season,” said Davies, pictured.

“They wanted to know if I had any Scottish relatives and to be honest, I wasn’t too sure at the time, so I didn’t take it any further.

“You’d think with a name like Davies, I’m more likely to have Welsh blood in me.

“As far as I’m concerned I’m English, so I didn’t really take it on.”

Scotland boss Craig Levein has stepped up his efforts to find Premier League players with the correct credentials to represent the country, installing a new performance director to head the recruitment drive.

Following Germany’s lead in this summer’s World Cup, the SFA are casting their net wide to pick up players with Scottish blood.

And while Davies was honoured to be considered, and even egged on by Glasgow-born Owen Coyle to investigate the offer further, the striker reckons he has no wish to switch his nationality.

“It was all a bit tongue in cheek and we had a good laugh with the gaffer about it,” he said. “I think he was keener than me.

“I enjoy my weekends too much at the minute to go playing international football as well.”

Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he will not be sending Jack Wilshere back out on loan to Wanderers this season.

The Arsenal boss reckons the 18-year-old prodigy, who enjoyed a successful spell at the Reebok last term, will get enough first-team football in the next few weeks to remain in North London.

“I think I will keep him (this season),” Wenger said on Saturday after the Gunners’ 1-1 draw with AC Milan in the Emirates Cup.

“He can play on the flank or in the middle, deeper or wider as well. He should get a few games.”