Emile Heskey: Bolton Wanderers striker hopes for new deal

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

Former England striker Emile Heskey is hoping to earn a new contract for next season with Championship side Bolton.

He joined the Wanderers on a short-term deal last December which was then extended until the end of this season.

The former Liverpool, Birmingham, Wigan and Aston Villa forward, who said he will look to take his coaching badges next year, has scored once in 14 games for Neil Lennon's side.

"I'd love to stay for another year, definitely," said the 37-year-old.

He told BBC Radio Manchester: "I've enjoyed it. The lads have taken to me really well, I feel at home and I've got a great feeling for the club and the legs feel good.

Heskey's goal drought
Since coming off the bench to score on his Bolton debut, Heskey has not scored in his following 13 appearances

"I've played for so long it's about the enjoyment and putting on that shirt and every week I enjoy that."

Bolton manager Lennon also revealed the club have made offers to goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, centre-back Matt Mills and midfielder Darren Pratley, all of whom are out of contract at the end of the campaign.

"The ball's in their court now, I think we've made good offers," he said.

"There will be a bit of to-ing and fro-ing obviously but hopefully we'll get over the line with all three."

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