Ali To Wait His Turn

  • February 12, 2009 | By Chris Mann
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Ali Al Habsi insists he is happy at Bolton and will continue to be patient in his search for first team football.

Despite an impressive run of form in the absense of Jussi Jaaskelainen in the closing stages of last season, the Oman international has not featured for the Trotters this season.

Despite that, the 27-year-old signed a new deal at the club in December, keeping him at the Reebok Stadium until the summer of 2013.

Al Habsi claims he was more than happy to stay and hopes to play a big part in the future success of the club.

"The thing that persuaded me to stay is that I'm very comfortable here and all the Bolton fans really like me," he said.

"If you move to another club then you don't know what is going to happen.

"Gary Megson gave me a chance last year, Fred Barber works me really hard and I'm also happy to work alongside Jussi and Adam Bogdan.

"Before I signed, I had a conversation with Fred. If anything happens, I like to speak to him as we are really close and he knows what things are important for me.

"A four-and-a-half year deal is great and I think I'm going to have a good future with the club."

Al Habsi signed for Bolton in January 2006 on a free transfer from Norwegian side Lyn Oslo.

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