'Eddie Is Happy' - Gartside

Last updated : 31 March 2009 By Matt Bottom
Gartside told the club's official website, "He's still happy."

"Eddie has shown his further commitment this year because he was prepared to release funds for the January window and that was important to us.

"The other side is that we actually showed that we made a profit in the window and to see that probably gives Eddie a bit more comfort to see that we are actually running it on a business base."

Gartside was also quick to praise the job Jimmy Phillips has done with the club's academy.

"Jimmy has done a similar job to when (manager) Gary (Megson) came in. He has now got to the stage where he's got his own people around him," said Gartside.

"He's set it up in a style and structure that he wants and we're hoping now that we're going to see the Academy progress.

"Even before Lostock was set up and opened last year we were spending towards £2million a year for the past few years.

"I'm not saying that we're looking for the best players but at the same time we've got to be mindful that we want home grown players.

"It's important that for a club like Bolton to have our own players in there through the Academy system."