Emile Heskey: Bolton striker to stay until the end of the season

Emile Heskey
Emile Heskey is a former team-mate of Bolton manager Neil Lennon

Championship side Bolton have agreed a deal to keep striker Emile Heskey at the club until the end of the season.

The 37-year-old former England forward joined the Wanderers in December on an initial short-term deal.

Heskey came off the bench to score on his Bolton debut against Blackburn on Boxing Day, but has not netted in his nine appearances since.

"He's signed an extension as his contract was only up until the end of this month," said boss Neil Lennon.

He told BBC Radio Manchester: "We've extended that until the end of the season and we'll sit down and have a chat with him once everything is through.

"What a player he is. There were a lot of raised eyebrows when we brought him in but if you look at his individual performances they are very, very good for a guy of his age and he leads the line brilliantly."

The former Leicester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Wigan and Aston Villa striker arrived at the Macron Stadium after leaving Australian A-League side Newcastle Jets.