"Give Nakata Time"

Last updated : 19 August 2005 By Matt Bottom

Bolton Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce says that new signing Hidetoshi Nakata will need time to adapt to the English Premiership.

"Every player gets in the team when they are ready and when we've made a full assessment," Allardyce said.

"He's had a full pre-season with Fiorentina and he should be there or thereabouts sooner rather than later.

"We haven't got the biggest squad, which allows every player the opportunity to play more than anywhere else in the Premiership.

"So I think it will be very soon that he will be appearing and hopefully he can get used to the level of football, the strength and the pace of the Premiership, and use his technique and skills we know he's got."