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Lee coy on Allardyce reports

29 April 2007 08:05
Bolton Wanderers assistant Sammy Lee refused to deny speculation that manager Sam Allardyce is looking to quit the Reebok Stadium following Saturday's 2-2 draw with Chelsea. Allardyce failed to travel down to London with the team on Friday due to a reported illness. However, stories in Saturday's newspapers claimed the ambitious Trotters boss had told chairman Phil Gartside that he wants to leave at the end of the season for a fresh challenge. "It's just speculation," said Lee after Kevin Davies struck a second-half equaliser to earn Bolton a point at Chelsea. "But Sam has been ill and he didn't travel down with the team. He came down this morning. So that is one of the reasons for my appearance. "At the moment, as far as we are concerned, it is only speculation. As soon as we know anything about that, we'll let everyone know." Meanwhile, Lee believes Bolton should get more credit for their performances. He added: "There's a misconception going around and we don't feel we get the credit we deserve. "But we are just trying to get as high up the table as we possibly can. We are desperate to get into the UUFA Cup and delighted to get another point today."

Source: ESA