SHOLA OFFERS TO PLAY FOR FREE
BOLTON boss Neil Lennon has praised striker Shola Ameobi for offering to play for free.
Ameobi came to the end of his short-term deal this week and offered to stay on for free to help out the cash-strapped club.
But Bolton had to decline his offer due to the terms of their transfer embargo.
Lennon said: “It’s a great gesture to offer to play for free, and to be honest it typifies the kind of guy he is. I am sure there will be a bit of interest in him.
“In terms of what he brought to the club he was very, very good. He was vocal in the dressing room.
“It was a disappointment to hear he would be leaving. It’s the embargo, so our hands are tied completely.
“He finished with a flourish and he will be a massive miss because he was superb around the dressing room and this isn’t a squad that can afford to lose players. It is not as big as it should be, and we’ve lost experience there too.”
PRAISE: Shola Ameobi