Why I want Big Les - Sam
Last posted: Saturday 3 July 2004 12:35
WANDERERS boss Sam Allardyce today told the sceptics precisely why he is planning to add 37-year-old Les Ferdinand to his Premiership squad.
"Twelve goals in 28 games," the Wanderers boss said, highlighting the veteran former England striker's impressive goals-per-game ratio for Leicester last season, "and that was in a struggling side.
"When Les Ferdinand plays, he scores goals -- he scored two against us as I recall -- and he'll be a valuable squad member."
Indeed, Ferdinand's Premiership dozen for the Foxes came from just 20 starts and those strikes against Wanderers -- one apiece in the 2-2 draw at Burnden and the 1-1 draw at the Walkers Stadium -- added to previous successes against the Whites during his successful top flight spells at Newcastle and Spurs.
Ferdinand is expected to become Wanderers' second summer signing early next week, joining former Leeds striker Michael Bridges.
Looks like Sir Les is signing for Bolton. Ah well thanks for the memories and trying your hardest to save us from relegation last season!
You will be remember as the model player and for them bullet free kicks. Also for the goal that gave us hope that we could stop up when we beat Birmingham 1-0 after the La Manga set-up!