Jaidi Loyal To Trotters

Last updated : 19 June 2006 By Matt Bottom

"I am very happy to stay another two years at Bolton - but I must play," he said, having rescued a point for Tunisia in their opening draw with Saudi Arabia in Munich.

"At the moment I am with Bolton, I have two more years on my contract, I represent Bolton and I will stay until 2008.

"I am happy to be in England and to be with Bolton especially - but I need to be playing. The manager knows that I need to be on the pitch, not on the bench."

Jaidi also spoke of his late equaliser against Saudi Arabia, "It was a bit like the set pieces we practise at Bolton! I was happy to score but disappointed we did not win," said Jaidi.

"I was disappointed we lost our shape on the pitch, maybe concentration was the problem, because our confidence was good after a successful first half."

The 31-year-old also had a message for Bolton team-mate Kevin Nolan.

"I have seen the level of football here and I am sure that Kevin can play to the same standard. I know one day he will play for his country and he is young enough to play in the next World Cup for England.

"He's my mate and I like the way he plays, he possesses the very best quality. Once he gets his international chance I know he will be able to build on that and become an even better player."

Meanwhile, Celtic are ready to snap up Fiorentina midfielder Hidetoshi Nakata.

Nakata spent last season on-loan at Wanderers and is keen on staying in the Premiership. But it's emerged that Hoops boss Gordon Strachan has been offered Nakata, 28, as his one-year loan to Bolton from Fiorentina has run out.