Lee backing Jussi to perform
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sammy Lee admits he is not too comfortable with Jussi Jaaskelainen's contract situation.Bolton boss Sammy Lee admits he is not too comfortable with Jussi Jaaskelainen's current contract situation.
Jaaskelainen is planning to see out the final year of his contract at The Reebok Stadium after turning down the offer of a new deal.
The Finn has been instrumental in Bolton's success over the past few seasons, and Lee does not expect that to change next term.
Lee is willing to live with Jaaskelainen's decision for the coming campaign but will remain hopeful the situation changes.
"I don't think it is something we at the club are entirely comfortable with because we cannot be too sure what the eventual outcome will be," said Lee.
"But Jussi has decided to see out the final year of his contract and I can't see that situation affecting his performances at all.
"He is a terrific character with a great professional attitude, so we just have to respect the choice he has made."