Samuel Eyes Premier League Return

  • June 08, 2011 | By Chris Mann
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Jlloyd Samuel insists he has what it takes to play at Premier League level, despite being released by Bolton.

Samuel, who signed for Wanderers in the summer of 2007, was a regular during his first two years with the club, before being displaced by Paul Robinson in 2009.

Injury ruled him out of the majority of the last campaign, before a loan spell at Cardiff City resulted in play-off heartbreak at the semi-final stages last month.

Despite being released from his contract, the Trinidad and Tobago international believes he will be back in the top flight next season with a new club.

"It is one man's opinion (why he did not stay at Bolton)," Samuel told Sky Sports.

"Obviously if he (Owen Coyle) comes in and doesn't like what he sees, then he will just change it.

"As I said myself being injured didn't help and the team was doing very well so it was hard for me to even have an argument really of what was going to happen so it was a factor for myself to get fit, get ready and to go again.

"Everyone wants to play in the Premier League, it's the best in the world. I still think I'm capable of doing that but it's just getting that opportunity and if given that opportunity, I'm sure I can show people what I can still do.

"Unfortunately for myself as I said I only played in the last few games which was at Cardiff but it was nice to be just playing football and for me the season probably finished too early."

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Pos Team Pld Pts
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14 Charlton Athletic 27 33
15 Bolton Wanderers 26 32
16 Lincoln City 26 31
17 Cheltenham Town 27 31
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