Football: Nic and Miss; BOLTON 0 SHEFF UNITED 1 CARNEY 42 Dismal Bolton Are Cut Down

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Football: Nic and Miss; BOLTON 0 SHEFF UNITED 1 CARNEY 42 Dismal Bolton Are Cut Down


Byline: MICHAEL MORGAN AT THE REEBOK

GARY MEGSON was given a glimpse of what life at Bolton would be like without Nicolas Anelka - and it did not make good viewing for the manager.

The France striker was left out of this shock thirdround defeat by struggling Sheffield United, along with six other regulars.

Megson made it clear that he wanted to rotate his wafer-thin squad as much as possible in a bid to give key players a bit of a break after their Christmas exertions.

But Anelka's absence was almost certainly down to the fact that his new club - and there will be one this month - do not want him cup-tied.

The former Arsenal and Real Madrid star is set to complete a pounds 10million switch to either Chelsea or Manchester City.

On the evidence of Bolton's woeful inability to carve out a single worthwhile opportunity against Bryan Robson's battling Blades, Avram Grant or Sven-Goran Eriksson's gain will be Megson's loss.

The Incredible Sulk he may be at times, but strip the Trotters of Anelka's lethal predatory instincts in the penalty area, and they seem to have very little else to offer in terms of a goal threat.

Anelka, 28, has chalked up 11 goals so far this season.

But Megson stubbornly refused to bow to the inevitability of losing him in this transfer window.

He said: "There have been no approaches for Nic - and the reason he was not playing was the same as it was for the others rested. We have just had four games in 10 days and have not got a squad strong enough in depth to rotate it in great numbers.

"What I do have are a lot of highly-paid players who, either themselves or their agents, are wondering why they do not play more often.

"I gave them their opportunity today, but one or two did not take it. We took too much for granted in this game."

To their credit, United took absolutely nothing for granted and were rewarded with the win they so richly deserved.

It has been a traumatic time for Robson since he was installed as successor to Neil Warnock eight months ago.

He went into this clash without eight injured regulars and on the back of a wretched run of just one win in seven games. …

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