Last Updated: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:00
Kevin Davies was disappointed to be told he will not receive a contract extension or a testimonial at Bolton.
The veteran striker, who turned 36 on Tuesday, was told he will be released in the summer when his contract expires, just five days before he marks his 10th anniversary since joining from Southampton.
Davies will therefore not be entitled to a testimonial and the events have left the former England international surprised at his treatment.
He told Talksport: "I was shocked at the time and it's not quite sunk in yet, but these things happen. This is home and I thought I'd be at this club until I retired and maybe start coaching and doing that sort of thing afterwards, but that's not going to be.
"There's the possibility of going out on loan in the next couple of days but, if not, I'll wait until the end of the season and see what happens next.
"I've been told I'm not entitled to a testimonial. It would have been nice to have one as a thank you for what I've done.
"Right now it's difficult for me to take but I need to keep my head up. It's going to be hard to try to keep involved, but I just have to try my best.
"But I'm a big, strong man and I can only hold my head up high and see where the future takes me. Nothing lasts forever and the manager has made the decision for the club."
The former Blackburn forward believes he still has the talent to make a difference at the top level of the English game.
He added: "I've made 38 appearances this season and I'm still doing the same things as the younger boys in training. I know I can still do it at this level, if not back in the Premier League."
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