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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.

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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."

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