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Elmander in his element

03 March 2009 10:54
Johan Elmander insists he is loving life with Bolton after returning to full fitness. Bolton have won their last two games following Elmander's return to the side from a hamstring injury. Elmander is glad to be over his injury problems and he admits things could not be any better for him. Asked if he was enjoying life at the Reebok Stadium, Elmander told Aftonbladet: "It's absolutely great. "The team is winning at home and I wake up every morning to my young daughter's smile. I could not ask for more. "It has been difficult when I've suffered injuries when I've been getting close to reaching top form. It's been tough being on the sidelines, but it feels good now." The Sweden international is happy with his role alongside Kevin Davies in attack after starting the season in a lone striker formation. "This [4-4-2] feels better," added Elmander. "I grew up with the 4-4-2 system in Sweden. I like to play in that deeper role and fish for chances." TargetMeanwhile, defender Gretar Steinsson believes Bolton can look to finish high up the table rather than focus on survival after winning three of their last four games. "We are seven points away from the relegation zone with 11 games left and have to be looking up," said Steinsson. "We are doing well and the challenge is to close in on teams like West Ham and Wigan. "I have never been in a club where there has been such a good atmosphere. It is really great to be part of things. "I think the fans can see the players wear their hearts on their sleeves. We are giving it everything we have and you can see that in our results. We are getting there slowly."

Source: SKY_Sports