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Lee plays down pressure
27 Sep 2007 - 08:19:58
Bolton Wanderers manager Sammy Lee insists he is not feeling the pressure of his club's below-par start to the season.
Lee led the Trotters to a morale-boosting 2-1 Carling Cup third round victory over Fulham on Tuesday night before brushing off criticism off the opening few months of his tenure.
Stelios Giannakopoulos fired Lee's side into the quarter-finals with an extra-time winner at Craven Cottage.
However, Wanderers remain in the bottom three in the Premier League after picking up just one win from their opening seven fixtures.
"Of course, I'm aware I'm under pressure - most managers are under pressure," said Lee.
"But I never go to any match prepared to lose it, and it will be the same at Derby on Saturday. This result will give us a boost.
"I used the squad tonight, and our lads did well.
"It was a great story for Stelios, who has just come back after a hernia operation. He has a nice habit of scoring vital goals."