Matt's Final Chance

Last updated : 19 January 2006 By Matt Bottom
"This may be my last chance to try to rediscover what I had before," said the 28-year-old former Blackburn striker, who suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident in Rome when he was on the threshold of England honours.

"The last two or three years have been very difficult for me. I've been in a rut but I'm hoping that coming to Bolton, where Sam has a habit of turning players around who have lost their way, will help me get back to where I was before the accident."

He added: "I've had a lot of support from friends and family, who have all been telling me to keep going. Now Bolton have given me a chance and I'm going to take it with both hands.

"I am nervous, but these are the cards I have been dealt."

"I started doubting myself," said Jansen.

"But it wasn't a sports psychologist I needed, it was a psychiatrist.

"It was a brain problem rather than a physical problem. The psychiatrist helped and now everything has been addressed.

"I need a chance and, hopefully, I can rediscover my form."