Bolton Wanderers boss Gary Megson is confident new striker Johan Elmander can cope with the rigours of the Premiership.

He told the Independent: "I first saw him quite a few years ago when he was playing for Brondby and he caught the eye then. There were quite a few after him, certainly another Premiership club, and we'd have gone to £12m. He's not a direct replacement for Nicolas Anelka, he's an entirely different player.

"There's not that many players like Nic anyway, although I'm sure it's inevitable he'll be compared, which is maybe a little bit unfair. He's not got that lightning pace Nic has. But he's an experienced striker and a great lad. His wife's just had a baby, so it's new club, new country, new baby, which is a lot to deal with, but hopefully he will be what we want him to be."