Macron Stadium

Next Game

Bolton v Birm'ham

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 12:15

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Last Game

B'mouth 3 - 0 Bolton

Monday, 27 April 2015, 19:45

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Freedman offers Lonergan hope

Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman has assured Andy Lonergan that he has a future at the club and talks over a new deal could happen this summer, but only if the goalkeeper is prepared to fight for his place.

Last Updated: 19/05/14 at 20:04 Post Comment

Andy Lonergan: Has one year remaining on Bolton deal

Andy Lonergan: Has one year remaining on Bolton deal

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Lonergan has only 12 months remaining on his current contract and speculation has suggested that Bolton could allow him to leave the Reebok Stadium during the transfer window.

The 30-year-old has fallen behind Adam Bogdan in the pecking order but Freedman insists that he can still challenge for the No.1 spot.

"Andy knows his position and that he has a year left here," Freedman told the Bolton News. "But he's another player - and I have told him this - who I would be very comfortable sitting down with over the summer and looking to sign a new contract.

"But he needs to be comfortable fighting for his position. He isn't guaranteed anything.

"I'm comfortable saying that because I think his game has come on. I think the way I want to play eventually - as you have seen the last four or five weeks - from the back, Andy Lonergan definitely has the capability to do that."

Lonergan had a long run in the Bolton side after Bogdan injured his knee in October but was then dropped after a poor game against Ipswich.

However, Freedman has given him hope of forcing his way back into the team, saying: "I'm very honest with Andy Lonergan - he's not a number two, he's very, very capable of playing in the Championship.

"He had a run in the team but I thought it was the right time to bring Adam back.

"Andy knows my thoughts and he knows how highly I rate him."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

inners: All of us watching the latest installment of The Daley Blind Hour. This weeks episode was called Sun Kissed In Merseyside, and although it was a bit of a downer, he was splendid to look at.

tk421
Has Di Maria's Spell In England Turned Sour?

I

think Liverpool should start trying alternative therapy now, given that Sturridge's hips and knees are apparently unfathomable to modern medicine. Voodoo, acupuncture, healing oils, rolling in the snow after a hot bath, its all got to be worth a go now.

slideways
Sturridge doubt for run-in

W

ell thats the most one sided, Mourinho ass kissing, Terry loving conlcusions I have ever read. Does Daniel Storey have a tattoo of the Chelsea crest on his calf too? What a plonker.

goonergo
16 Conclusions: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Footer 365

Bournemouth all but secure promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton

Bournemouth all but secured promotion to the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bolton on Monday night.

Jose Mourinho: Cesc Fabregas not in PFA team 'strange'

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says it is 'strange' that the PFA Team of the Year has no place for Cesc Fabregas.

Eddie Howe dishes out the plaudits after Bournemouth success

Eddie Howe was keen to share the praise around after Bournemouth effectively clinched promotion to the Premier League.

Mail Box

Mail From Fan Who Craves Relegation...

In this case it's a Sunderland fan who just wants to see a clear-out. We also have mails about Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton. It's long and it's sexy...

Is This What Arsenal Fans Feel Like?

'It's all well with the short and pretty passes, but we did absolute f*** all up front,' writes one Man United fan. We have mails on Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company