Lee not rushing for Bolton exit

Bolton midfielder Lee Chung-Yong has admitted he has yet to think about his immediate future at the club after their relegation to the Championship Sky Sports understands.

The Trotters were demoted to England’s second tier on the final day after a 2-2 draw with Stoke ending their 11-year stay in the Premier League.

Manager Owen Coyle is now planning for life in the Championship and has earmarked South Korea international Lee as a player that could aid the club as they aim for an immediate return to the top-flight.

The 24-year-old missed a majority of the previous campaign with a broken leg and has been linked with Newcastle and Turkish side Trabzonspor but dispelled rumours that he has already decided to leave.

He told The Bolton News: “I haven’t thought about my future yet. The season has just finished and I just want to take some holiday now.

“I’m not going to hurry to think about my future because we have a few months before next season, but I can say now that I am a Bolton Wanderers player.”

Lee acknowledged that he is struggling come to terms with Bolton’s drop into the Championship.

He admitted it was frustrating having to watch events unfold from the sidelines but is now back in training and raring to get back out on to the field.

“I couldn’t imagine that we are going down to the Championship. And I didn’t expect that when we started the season.” He said.

“But it has happened. It could be much better if we stayed in the Premier League, but I couldn’t do anything because I was injured.

“I’m fully fit now, but I will keep training for next season.

“On our last day of the season the manager said we have many young, talented players and we can give a good performance in the Championship, so we can come back into the Premier League next season.”

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