Fadiga Blasts Big Sam

Last updated : 20 January 2006 By Matt Bottom

The Senegal star, 31, revealed he has demanded showdown talks with Big Sam over his limited first-team role at the Reebok Stadium after recovering from a serious heart problem.

"I'm no longer happy with the number of games I get and I went to see the manager about it.

"At the moment he prefers for us to hit long balls upfield, rather than using guys like me who can play a bit of football."

Meanwhile, Bolton's chief scout Jack Chapman is to retire at the end of this month.

Sam Allardyce said of Chapman's departure: "When people talk about the greats who have represented this club Jack Chapman should be up there with them.

"He has been the most integral person during my six years here.

"He is responsible for discovering the many players who have turned this club into a top-six team in the Barclays Premiership and one envied across Europe.

"To fill Jack's shoes is going to be very difficult. He is by far the best in the business."