El Hadji Diouf is considering his options at Bolton Wanderers after being left out of Sammy Lee's squad for the opening day defeat to Newcastle United.

Diouf said: "I want to talk with the chairman and the manager because I want everything to be clear in my head.

"The best thing is for him to show me he has confidence. If he tells me he has confidence, I do well. If I don't see that, I don't think I can stay here.

"They decided I wasn't playing, though, and that was it.

"I respect the boss and his decision and I am here for the time being.

"I was surprised a lot by the decision but I respect everything about the boss."

Diouf could offer no assurances he will still be with the club at the end of the month.

He added: "It is not difficult for me to deal with the speculation but I'm just saying today I am here, maybe tomorrow I am not here."