Bolton players want Campo to remain at Reebok

April 24, 2006

Former Real Madrid star Ivan Campo is being urged to stay at Bolton next season.

Campo's contract expires in the summer and the future of the 32-year-old remains unclear.

The Trotters defender, who won a solitary international cap for Spain, arrived at the Reebok Stadium in the summer of 2002 and spent the following season on loan before making a permanent transfer after five years at the Bernabeu.

However, he has made only 15 appearances in all competitions this season after suffering a broken foot during the January FA Cup tie with Arsenal.

Manager Sam Allardyce had expected Campo to miss the rest of the season but he returned to the side as a substitute for the defeat by Liverpool earlier this month.

Team-mate Kevin Davies is hoping Campo will decide to remain at the Reebok.

The striker said: 'It is his decision but you want your good players to stay. Ivan's ability is unbelievable. He usually puts the ball close to you.

'When he is on song, he is an important player for us.'