Bolton Wanderers’ Gary Cahill is putting on a brave face while bids fly in from top Barclays Premier League clubs, according to his teammate Kevin Davies.
The defender is linked with Tottenham and Liverpool and had to face the latter in a 3-1 defeat at Anfield on the weekend.
The striker said: “What goes on behind the scenes is important and I think all the speculation must have been difficult for him.
“He’s coped well, if you ask me. He’s a magnificent player and through all this he’s got on with his job for Bolton, and that’s all he’s been asked to do.
“We’ll see what happens over the next few days now.
“We’ve got faith in the manager, chairman and owner.
”It’s not the biggest squad in the world but we are happy with what we’ve got.
“There are one or two injuries, which never helps, but I think as a player you’ve got to try and get on with your own job.
“I think the manager has already shown he’s got an eye for a player.”
Davies’ boss Owen Coyle was also hoping to see Cahill trot on as a Bolton player.
He said: “In terms of transfer speculation, you have to stay focussed, because the bottom line is, he's well paid by Bolton Wanderers.
"He's got a terrific contract here and until such time as that changes then he has to make sure he is ready to give his best – and that's the same as the rest of them – for Bolton Wanderers.”
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