Elmander's positive spin on his Wanderers days
FORMER Wanderers striker Johan Elmander has rejected claims he has unfinished business in England after joining Norwich City on a season-long loan from Galatasaray.
The 32-year-old, who netted 18 goals in 92 Whites appearances left the Reebok two years ago to join the Turkish side but is now back in the Premier League.
The Sweden international is relishing the return but does not feel he has anything to prove.
Elmander, pictured, told the Eastern Daily Press: “I don’t think I have anything to prove in England. My last season here was a good one.
“I was playing as a striker for the first six months and then was moved out wide and ended up as a central midfielder.
“When Owen Coyle came to the club things changed for me at Bolton.
“He could see what I was good at and gave me a lot of confidence.”
Meanwhile, another ex-Wanderer, Nicolas Anelka, could have played his last top-flight game after just 83 minutes at new club West Brom.
The summer signing will sit out today’s game at Everton after being given compassionate leave after the death of his close freind Eric Manasse.
Asked if the 34-year-old said he planned to quit, Baggies boss Steve Clarke admitted: “I’m not going to deny that he used that word. But we’ve given him time to go away and think about it.”