Nigerian striker Sola Ameobi has spoken of his mission to help rescue Bolton Wanderers from relegating to the League One at the end of the season.
At 34, Ameobi believes he still has some years of good football in him and he hopes he can repay the faith Bolton had him to sign him by making sure they do not slip further down at the end of the season.
Ameobi said: “I’ve still got a few years left in me, I feel.
“I know I’m getting on in years but I keep myself really fit. It’s more about how you keep your body and do the right things.
“I have still got the quality to play in this league.
“It was important that I got a club that felt the right fit for me. I didn’t want to just play for any club.
“I wanted a club that would fit where I am in my career and Bolton does that for me.
“I always had faith that I’d find a new club.
“As a player I think you know when it’s time to hang up your boots and that’s certainly never been the case for me. I never thought I’d fail to find a team.
“I’m indebted to Bolton because not having a club and training on your own for three or four months is tough.
“But the fact I have done it tells you that I want to play.”
Bolton boss Neil Lennon had initially turned down the chance to sign Ameobi, thinking he was too similar to his other strikers Madine and Emile Heskey.
Ameobi could well start on Saturday in place of Madine.
Another new boy likely to be in the squad if Luke Brattan, the midfielder having joined on loan until January from Manchester City.
Brattan is new at City, the Australian having signed for them this week before being loaned out straight away.
Bolton’s trip to Deepdale is their first since New Year’s Day 2001.