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Obasi Set For Bolton Debut; Vows To Score Goals, Emulate Okocha

Obasi Set For Bolton Debut; Vows To Score Goals, Emulate Okocha

Nigerian forward Chinedu Obasi has vowed to score goals and help Bolton Wanderers stay up in the English Championship ahead of next season.

Bolton Wanderers gained promotion from League One (third division) to the Championship (the second division) last season but they have struggled, winning just nine games so far this season.

They are currently 19th with 39 points from 38 games, six points ahead of the relegation zone.

Obasi who is expected to make his first appearance for Bolton this weekend against Leeds on Friday, after featuring for the club’s Under-23s team in three games where he scored twice against Burnley and Barnsley, says he wants to contribute to the team.

“I want to help the team any way I can,” Obasi told Bolton’s official website on Tuesday.

“I’ve always wanted to be here, to play here [in England].

“I love scoring goals and am looking forward to doing great things and helping the team.

“I’ll try to do whatever I can to support the team, help the team. The most important thing is the team.

“We just have to make sure we stay in this league, that’s the main focus right now.”

Obasi also expressed his delight following in the footsteps Nigeria legend Jay-Jay Okocha in plying his trade for Bolton Wanderers.

“Jay-Jay is a legend. I came here quite a long time ago to watch him, when I was about 15 or 16 with the Nigeria Under-17s national team.

“Being able to play for a club that he’s been with is a big pleasure for me.

“That was my first game in the UK. Then it was the Reebok Stadium, now it’s the Macron Stadium but it’s still the same stadium and it’s great.

“It’s a great honour to be here. I’m very delighted to be part of this great club.

“I will need every little support that I can get because the league is new to me, but I’ll do my best.I’ll fight for every minute to make this club proud.”

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