Bogdan looking for No.1 spot
Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan says he wants to compete with Jussi Jaaskelainen to become the club's first choice goalkeeper.
Last Updated: 09/09/11 4:22pm
Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan says he is eager to compete with Jussi Jaaskelainen to become the first choice goalkeeper at the Reebok Stadium.
The 23-year-old has deputised for Jaaskelainen on a number of occasions since he joined in 2007.
He conceded eight goals in his four Premier League games last season and played in the club's 2-1 League Cup win over Macclesfield this term.
36-year-old Jaaskelainen has been at Bolton since 1997, making over 500 appearances, but Bogdan hopes to take the jersey on a permanent basis.
He said: "I have the chance to become the No.1 goalkeeper at Bolton as I'm the second one at the moment.
"I have been given the chance in the cups so far. It will be decided by the manager or by my performances and time will tell if I can be the No.1 choice.
"Sooner or later it won't be enough for me to play only in the cups (Carling and FA) and I'm working on it to change this. But I don't know when it will happen.
"If we concentrate and if we are aware of the fact that Bolton are a small team then we can reach a good position - unlike last year when we had a bad finish.
"At the moment it seems that the two clubs of Manchester are very strong and it's likely they will fight for the title. Chelsea are also strong but they hadn't started the season so well. But the season is very long."