Lee hopes for league boost

21 September 2007 08:05
Bolton Wanderers boss Sammy Lee believes Abdoulaye Meite's late equaliser in the UEFA Cup meeting with Rabotnicki Kometal can kick-start their season into life. The Trotters were heading for a first round first leg defeat in Macedonia on Thursday before Meite fired home an 84th minute rebound following a Nicolas Anelka free-kick. The result puts Bolton in pole position to make the group stages and Lee hopes the late boost will stand them in good stead as they look to pull away from the foot of the Premier League table. Wanderers have won just one league game all season and face a similarly out-of-form Spurs side on Sunday. "I think we have gone a long way towards kick-starting our season. I am hoping that performance can do the trick for us now," he said. "We have a good squad, a strong squad. We want to progress in Europe and compete in the Premier League as well - that's our bread and butter. "We knew it was going to be a difficult game and it was competitive. I am pleased with the effort my team put in "There were a lot of positives. Rabotnicki are a good team and it was a good game to watch. "It is still only half-time and we have still got a lot to play for at the Reebok. "We are not favourites in my book. I have too much respect for the opposition to claim that. "There is still the second half of this tie to go."

Source: ESA