Heskey extends stay at Macron until end of the season

Sky Bet Championship club Bolton Wanderers have extended Emile Heskey’s short-term deal until the end of the season.

The former England international scored on his debut for Neil Lennon’s side against Blackburn, but that goal ten appearances ago remains the only one since his repatriation with English football.

The Bolton boss did hint at a third renewal of Heskey’s contract come July, “he’s signed an extension as his [current] contract was only up until the end of this month,” he told BBC Radio Manchester.

Lennon added: “We’ve extended that until the end of the season and we’ll sit down and have a chat with him once everything is through.

“What a player he is. There were a lot of raised eyebrows when we brought him in but if you look at his individual performances they are very, very good for a guy of his age and he leads the line brilliantly.”

With the extension, 37 year-old Heskey could line-up against former club Birmingham on the final day of the season, as well as heading back to the DW Stadium in eight day’s time to face old club Wigan.

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