Sturridge relishing return
Bolton's on-loan Daniel Sturridge is relishing the prospect of fighting for a first-team spot at Chelsea next term.
Last Updated: 26/03/11 6:37pm
Bolton's on-loan Daniel Sturridge is relishing the prospect of fighting for a first-team spot at Chelsea next season.
The former Manchester City man has been impressing with Bolton, netting four goals in just six appearances for Owen Coyle's side.
Sturridge will rejoin Chelsea over the summer and he is not worried by the big names he will be vying with to start.
The Blues splashed out £50million on Spain ace Fernando Torres in January to complement the likes of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka.
Despite the attacking options at Carlo Ancelotti's fingertips Sturridge is looking forward to impressing and grasping his chance with both hands.
"When I do go back to Chelsea I'm not going to be worrying about anyone who is at the club," he told the Bolton News.
"I really don't think Torres coming in affects me. Didier [Drogba] and Nico [Anelka] are fantastic players too and I can't wait to get back because I'll be able to show everyone what I can do.
"Football is about being in competition with all of these great players and showing what you can do amongst them. I want to show Chelsea that I can play at this level week after week and I can handle it.
"Bolton are giving me the opportunity and the stage to show what I can do and I'm loving playing under Owen Coyle.
"I was the one that initiated the loan because I wanted to play regularly but the club weren't willing to let me go on loan. They said I wasn't allowed to but I had to kind of force the issue."