Petrov bids to finish on a high
Bolton winger Martin Petrov is optimistic he can finish a season he describes as the worst of his career on a high.
It has been a distressing time of late for Bulgarian Petrov, with his Wanderers team-mate Fabrice Muamba suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch in March and news then emerging that his compatriot and close friend, the Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov, had been diagnosed with acute leukaemia.
Meanwhile, the Trotters' struggles in the Barclays Premier League have continued and they head into tomorrow's final day of the campaign with the prospect of relegation hanging over them.
Bolton, currently 18th, still have a realistic chance of beating the drop, requiring a win at Stoke and for 17th-placed QPR to lose at league leaders Manchester City for them to preserve their top-flight status.
"I don't want to be part of what has happened this season with Fabrice Muamba and my friend Stiliyan Petrov," Petrov told The Bolton News.
"It is the worst year in my career, especially now with what's happening to Bolton. It's been a very difficult season but I hope the year will have a happy ending which is the most important thing."