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Ashton Backs Wanderers To Survive

Ashton & Cahill Battle

By Mark Heys
April 15 2008

West Ham United and England striker Dean Ashton beleives that Bolton Wanderers have enough about them to remain in the Premier League after seeing his side defeated at the Reebok Stadium last Saturday afternoon.

Former Crewe Alexandra and Norwich City hit man Ashton was part of the Hammers team which lost 1-0 at Bolton and whilst he doesn't envy the position which the Trotters find themselves in, he feels the side can mirror West Ham's survival exploits of last season.

"We don't envy the position Bolton are in.No-one thought we could do it last season. But we did, so it's not out of Bolton's reach. They've got the players." said the burly forward 

"The club is all set up for the Premier League. The stadium is fantastic and it would be a great shame if they went down. But this league doesn't take any prisoners.

"Bolton are fighting for their lives, but they can still stay up, of course they can."

The Wanderers, Birmingham City, Fulham and Reading are all still in the mire but Wigan Athletic's hard earned point at Chelsea last night could have ruled them out of the equation.

Bolton travel to Middlesbrough and Tottenham Hotspur over the next couple of weeks and have a home game with Sunderland and a final day trip to Chelsea to come.


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