JUSSI Jaaskelainen says his future is looking a lot brighter – thanks to his new kit.

The Wanderers goalkeeper was disappointed with his form after keeping just five Premier League clean sheets last term.

Jaaskelainen told The Bolton News last month that his performances had suffered as disgruntled fans vented their anger at Gary Megson, forcing the former manager out of the Reebok.

But the 35-year-old expects to be back to his best next season – with a little help from his bright orange shirt.

The veteran Finn, approaching his 13th season as Wanderers number one, believes last year’s dull grey keeper outfit did him no favours as Bolton battled to avoid relegation before pulling clear of danger to finish 14th.

Top shot-stoppers Edwin van der Sar, from Manchester United, and Liverpool’s Pepe Reina both favour sharper colours and they conceded less goals than any other keepers in the top-flight last season, while England’s Robert Green was wearing a dark green number when he made his blunder against USA in the World Cup on Saturday.

And now Jaaskelainen is predicting a brighter future – and plenty more shutouts – in his illuminous outfit.

“Bright colours are better,” said Jaaskelainen, who has made more than 470 appearances for Wanderers. “They affect a player’s vision and make a goalkeeper look bigger.

"It confuses a player when he’s shooting. They see the bright colour and then the ball and it’s confusing.

“Last season’s kit was grey and dull so I’m much happier with this year’s.

“It will help me keep more clean sheets.”

A Reebok spokesman added: “Bolton asked us to make Jussi’s kit as bright and bold as possible and we were happy to oblige.”