Pedersen Wants To Keep His Place

Last updated : 11 January 2005 By Mark Heys
Henrik Pedersen hopes that his two goals against Ipswich Town will be enough to help him keep his place in the Bolton team for the next game with Arsenal.

The Danish international scored his first goals in two months at Portman Road and now he is hoping that this will be the start of yet another good run in front of goal.

"It was a good to score but it has been too long since I had this feeling. I think I had a point to prove because the team have been in a bad run and so have I, both playing and scoring wise.

"I got two and it should have been three because I had a good chance before I scored. I was the happiest player on the field when Stelios put us ahead just after. I'd like to be more consistent in my goalscoring and hope this is the start of another run."

Pedersen hopes that he will remain in the starting line up for the visit of Arsenal this weekend and is keen to make a favourable impression when given a chance.

"I don't know if I've done enough to press my claim for a place in the team against Arsenal on Saturday. You'll have to ask the manager. You have to do the best you can when you get the chance."

Meanwhile Sam Allardyce has stated that he will bring players in before moving others out after a weekend report in the Sunday People claimed that seven first team stars had been put up for sale, including Ipswich hero Pedersen.

"What we've targeted hasn't come off yet but we are hoping someone comes our way in the next week or two. I want to get players in before I'd consider anybody leaving."