Spearing Grateful For Wanderers Move

  • March 14, 2013 | By Chris Mann
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Jay Spearing has lavished praise upon Owen Coyle and Dougie Freedman, but stopped short of committing his future to Bolton.

Spearing joined Wanderers on a season-long loan from Liverpool last summer - the club he has supported all his life, and represented since the age of eight.

At 24 years of age and with one year remaining on his contract at Anfield, Spearing has a big decision to make regarding his future at the end of the season.

While talks over a permanent move to the Reebok Stadium appear to be unforthcoming, the rugged midfielder says he has no regrets over his drop in to the Championship and has thanked everybody involved in making the switch happen.

"There's no hard feelings about it whatsoever," Spearing told The Bolton News. "It's just a matter of me playing football and I've enjoyed every single minute of being at Bolton.

"I had a good chat with the manager at Liverpool and we both ended on great terms. We are still in touch now and he's contacted me a couple of times to see how I'm getting on.

"I've got to thank Owen Coyle for bringing me in at Bolton because I knew he'd been after me for a while. I'd seen what he did for Daniel Sturridge and Jack Wilshere and so that was a big incentive to come here.

"Since Dougie has been in he's nailed me down to a role, doing the defensive work and getting on the ball. He's changed my game and I've got a lot to thank him for because he’s allowed me to express myself more out on the field.

"Growing up and coming through the Liverpool Academy you are going to have that burden on you, just like everyone else. It just got to that time where I needed to go out and, hopefully, I've kept everyone happy here and we can end this season on a high."

Sky Bet Championship Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
20 Hull City 17 17
21 Birmingham City 17 15
22 Burton Albion 18 14
23 Bolton Wanderers 18 13
24 Sunderland 18 11
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