Emile Heskey: Neil Lennon praises Bolton's veteran striker

Emile Heskey
Emile Heskey scored on his Bolton debut against Blackburn in December, but has not scored since

Bolton manager Neil Lennon has praised veteran striker Emile Heskey, saying the former England man is a player others should look to emulate.

Heskey joined Bolton in December and has impressed in his 11 appearances for the Championship club.

Lennon thought he stood out in Bolton's 1-1 draw with Wigan on Saturday.

"Heskey is showing everyone how to play centre-forward and he's 37. That is why he has been at the top for so long," Lennon told BBC Radio Manchester.

"Our play, apart from Heskey, going forward was not great. We looked very light."

Emile Heskey
Emile Heskey played for Bolton against his former club Liverpool in the FA Cup in January

Youngster Tom Walker opened the scoring with a deflected strike for Wanderers, but Martyn Waghorn equalised for the home side in stoppage time.

Heskey has only scored one goal for Bolton but his performances have earned him a contract extension until the end of the season, having initially agreed a short-term contract.

Bolton are 10 points clear of the Championship relegation places with seven games left and Lennon believes one more win will be enough for them to survive.

"We've got Blackpool at home on Saturday - win that and I think we're safe," said the ex-Celtic manager.

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