Reo-Coker To Think About Future

  • May 15, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Nigel Reo-Coker has confirmed he will make a decision over his Bolton Wanderers future within the next fortnight.

Reports surfaced on Monday evening that suggested the 28-year-old was set to leave the club, after exercising a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave Wanderers upon relegation from the Premier League.

It is understood Reo-Coker has informed Owen Coyle of the possibility, although, speaking publically at the club's Player of the Year awards on Sunday night, he gave no secrets away as to where his future may lie.

"Things are still very raw and it hasn't really hit home," Reo-Coker told The Bolton News.

"I need time to step away from things but I'll give the manager a call and speak to him, and see what the situation is.

"I just haven't been able to let it settle in that we won't be playing in the Premier League next season.

"It's difficult to sound positive at the moment. I've given 100 per cent and my commitment has always been there.

"I feel like I've been emotionally attached to the club and it's really hard to accept because I'm not just a footballer for the sake of it. I don't walk away and think of it as just an occupation.

"I love this football club and it reminds me of what football should be about. It's like Wimbledon used to be in many ways - an old-school family club.

"It's hard to accept not being in the Premier League, but at the same time, this happened to Newcastle a couple of seasons ago and now they are challenging for fourth.

"If they can do it, why can't we? We have got some great youngsters here, there is a bright future. The three 'Js', Josh (Vela), Jay (Lynch) and Joe (Riley), are fantastic products.

"You have got young Marvin (Sordell) and Gregg (Wylde) coming in, and with the right mix of experience it should be a bright future.

"Funnily enough, to have the experience of all this at such a young age will be really beneficial."

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