Cahill Grateful To Megson

  • January 04, 2010 | By Chris Mann
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After the sacking of Gary Megson last week, Bolton defender Gary Cahill has thanked his former boss for making him a better player.

Cahill was one of Megson's first signings back in January 2008, with Wanderers paying £5million to bring him to the Reebok Stadium from Aston Villa.

In just two years he has gone from reserve team football at Villa to being on the fringes of the England team and Cahill has nothing but thanks for Megson.

"I appreciate everything he has done for me," he said.

"If you look at where I have come from since I first joined the club, here I am now and I am probably the fifth-choice centre-back for England, with still years in front of me.

"I am definitely a better player than when I first came here. I played a lot under him, and he took a chance and paid a lot of money for me at that stage of my career.

"I would like to think I have repaid him in a way, but I am grateful for what he did for me."

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