Trotters star eyes Wembley role

BY foxsports • April 13, 2011

The Croatian striker has enjoyed a productive run through this season's competition, helping the Trotters into the semi-finals. Stoke stand in their way at Wembley this weekend, with one game now separating Owen Coyle's side from the final and a place in the Europa League. Klasnic, who has already netted FA Cup goals against Wigan and Fulham, believes he is capable of helping Bolton edge out the Potters and hopes he will be given an opportunity to back up that claim by his boss. "I hope I'm playing on Sunday because I want to play as much as I can," the 31-year-old frontman, who has spent much of the Premier League season on the bench, told the club's official website. "At times it's frustrating not to be in the side but when I have been in it I've shown I can put the ball in the net. "I don't want the fans to forget me even if I haven't been playing that much. I'm ready to play and ready to score the goals that hopefully put is in the final. "If I play I'm always confident I'll score. I'd like to have played more but the side have been doing well and it hasn't really happened for me. I know I'll have to be patient and wait for my chance. "At the end of the day it's the manager's decision and if he decides he wants to play me I'll be more than ready." Klasnic has already scored one winning goal against Stoke this season, in a league game back in October, but is taking nothing for granted ahead of a date with destiny this weekend. He added: "Yes, I scored the winning goal against Stoke at the Reebok this season. That's what I do, score goals. "We won that game at the Reebok and the team were happy, which is the most important thing. "We've shown we can beat Stoke this season. But then we went down to the Britannia Stadium and didn't play well and lost, so it can go either way."


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