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Bolton defender tries to convince himself that shunning Birmingham was a good move

Birmingham City thought they had the transfer in the bag. Gary Cahill appeared to be on the verge of making the short journey from Villa Park to St Andrews during the January transfer window, thereby bolstering the Blues defensive line-up for the relegation scrap. However, the centre half instead plumped for Bolton (maybe it was the lure of European football?) and has been part of a Trotters team without a league win in seven matches.

Nevertheless, according to the Manchester Evening News, the player has no regrets about signing for a team who are looking nailed-on to drop into the Championship. He’s even claiming that his transfer was not a bad decision as he’s improved as a player. Clearly not enough to help steer his team away from the drop zone.

“I’d be devastated if we went down because I’m happy and settled here. Everyone wants to play in the Premiership and I’m no exception.

“I’m not looking at it as a bad decision. I’ve improved as a player.

“I needed regular football and as long as I keep doing that I might prove a few people wrong.”

Is this his way of saying that if the team get relegated, he will be on the look-out for a new Premier League club? Surely that’s the central reason why players want to stay in the Premier League, especially if they’re getting a shoeing every match. After all, some fans of Derby and Fulham might even enjoy next season when they’re seeing their team win more matches than lose.

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