Striker Seeks Showdown Talks With Manager

Last updated : 09 January 2004 By Mark Heys
According to Danish newspaper BT, Henrik Pedersen has demanded talks with Bolton Wanderers manager Sam Allardyce after he was left out of the squad for Wednesday night's defeat by Manchester United.

The 28-year old striker is unhappy at losing his place in the team despite scoring in consecutive games in December and is now said to be seeking talks with Allardyce about his future at the club.

"I demand a meeting with my manager because I want to hear what the hell is happening right now. I can't understand it. I was disappointed not to be in the line-up two games ago but now I'm completely out of the squad" he fumed

Former Silkeborg player Pedersen hit the net three times in December including the winning goal in the Carling Cup quarter final against Southampton but now the Dane is mystified as to his demotion from the squad.

"I haven't been given any credit for my goals which a striker should get. I can't do more than I have been doing lately but even goals are apparently not enough for my manager."