El-Hadji Diouf is set for showdown talks with Bolton manager Sammy Lee after admitting he may have to leave the club if he is not guaranteed a regular first-team place.
The 26-year-old Senegal forward was a substitute for Bolton’s 3-1 opening day defeat to Newcastle.
Diouf said: “I want to talk with the chairman and the manager. If the manager says he has confidence in me, I can do well. If I do not see that, I don’t think I can stay.”
“Right now as I talk, this is my crowd and this is my club. I don’t know about tomorrow, it is another day. Maybe tomorrow I will go.
“Of course I was disappointed not to be on at the start. I am a footballer and I want to play in every game.
“This is my crowd and everybody loves me here – that is why I want to play against Newcastle and every time there is a game.
“They decided I wasn’t playing, though, and that was it.
“I respect the boss and his decision.”
Diouf joined Bolton from Liverpool at the start of the 2005-2006 season for an undisclosed fee, having spent the 2004-2005 season on loan at the Reebok Stadium.