Megson expecting Diouf exit

Trotters boss happy to utilise departing forward

Gary Megson believes Bolton Wanderers' crunch clash with Sunderland will be El-Hadji Diouf's last home game for the club.

Former Liverpool man Diouf has been with Bolton for nearly four years after initially joining back in 2004 on a season-long loan from The Reds.

Despite Diouf's apparent desire to depart The Reebok when his contract expires this summer, Megson has no qualms about utilising the Senegalese forward.

"Diouf will be involved," said Megson. "He has already said he will be leaving in the summer.

Last home game

"So, if that transpires, this becomes his last home game for Bolton. I am sure he wants to go out on a real high.

"Diouf does have an ability to change games just by a move on the ball or seeing a pass and he give you something out of the ordinary. It is a rare talent."

Although The Trotters cannot be relegated this weekend, former Leicester City manager Megson believes this weekend's Black Cats clash is one of the club's biggest ever games.

"This is as big a game as this club have ever been involved in," he continued.

"There have been a few close calls in the last 10 years, but it's right up there. It is imperative we get the win to give us a chance of staying up."