Blake says Petrov will add new dimensions to Owen Coyleâ€™s attack and believes Kevin Davies, in particular, will prosper.
â€śPetrov is an exciting player â€“ I really rate him,â€ť Blake told the Bolton News.
â€śWhen I heard they were doing the deal I texted Brett Warburton (Wanderers vice-chairman) and told him heâ€™d be a great signing.
â€śHeâ€™s the sort of creative player Bolton have missed for the last couple of years.
â€śWhen I played at Bolton we always had creative players, players who could produce something special. And when Sam Allardyce was manager â€“ even though he preferred to play in a certain way â€“ he always had a player or two who could do something different. He signed players like Youri Djorkaeff and Jay-Jay Okocha, but Bolton havenâ€™t had anyone of that ilk since Nicolas Anelka.
â€śNow theyâ€™ve got Petrov and Iâ€™m sure Kevin Davies will be delighted and the prospect of having him and Chung-Yong Lee creating chances from wide positions. I know I would."