Bolton boss Megson keen for Anelka to miss France games

Bolton Wanderers boss Gary Megson is praying Nicolas Anelka is not passed fit for the conclusion of France's Euro 2008 qualifying campaign for fear of the knock-on effects for the Premier League strugglers.

The Trotters' top scorer this season has missed Bolton's last four games due to a hamstring problem but has been included in Raymond Domenech's squad for France's game against Ukraine on November 21.

Megson's prime concern is Bolton's mission to escape the relegation zone and he is at pains to avoid a recurrence of Anelka's injury which would severely hamper the club's efforts.

"He has to go with France for them to see what state he is in," Megson told the club's official website.

"But if he played and they deemed he was okay, then it would be a nightmare for us."

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