Roth - It may depend on Jussi
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sebastien Roth claims his arrival at Bolton could depend on Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Sebastien Roth claims his arrival at Bolton Wanderers in the summer could depend on Jussi Jaaskelainen's situation at The Reebok Stadium.
Sam Allardyce is keen to keep Finnish number one Jaaskelainen although the keeper has attracted interest from a number of clubs with recent speculation indicating that sides in England and Italy are admirers of his talents.
Swiss shot-stopper Roth has already been on trial with Bolton but is currently on a short-term deal with Lorient.
After Servette went bankrupt, the option to head for France's Ligue 2 was one the 27-year-old happily accepted.
"They told me I was sure to play and it was my priority," he told But. "I had contacts in The Netherlands, but those clubs only offered me long-term contracts.
"I wanted to be able to act in my way in June.
"Lorient is a kind of springboard.
"I have contacts at an advanced stage with Bolton.
"I spent one week there in January.
"We didn't enter into anything because it will all depend on my future performances and the possible departure of their Finnish keeper in June but it is on the right path."