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HESKEY to Bolton Wanderers: Don't Write Me Off Just Yet!

Emile Ivanhoe Heskey. Let that sink in.

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Speaking to the Bolton News, Wanderers triallist Emile Heskey asked Whites' fans not to write him off just yet.

In conversation with the paper, the former Liverpool and England forward said after arriving at Euxton following training with local tinpot pisspoor outfit Blackburn Rovers:

"I realise I'm not 18 anymore, hey I'm not even 28, but I have still got a lot to give,"

"People tend to start writing players off once they get into their thirties but I don't think it's fair.

He continued:

"If you are someone who lets themselves go, then fine, but I keep myself fairly active, eat the right things, do the right things. I am sure I can handle this.

"It's all about your mindset, and that's how I'm approaching this. I am focused."

He then spoke about his desire to continue playing, be it at Bolton Wanderers or elsewhere:

"When I went over to Australia I wasn't sure if I'd play in England again but it's a case of never say never,"

"I always had in the back of my mind that I could come back and play for a few more years.

Heskey then said:

"I look at what Lamps (Frank Lampard) is doing at Manchester City in the Premier League and also at Dwight Yorke - he was a similar age to me when he came back from Australia and then helped Sunderland get promotion.

"But I'm not kidding myself. I'm obviously looking to carry on playing but the first aim is to get my fitness back at Bolton and then see if it is right for both parties."

Fair enough.

All we ask is that you do your best for us with your time at the club.