Martin Petrov remains upbeat over Bolton Wanderers' chances of staying up.
Bolton, currently 18th, still have a realistic chance of beating the drop, requiring a win at Stoke and for 17th-placed QPR to lose at league leaders Manchester City for them to preserve their top-flight status.
"I don't want to be part of what has happened this season with Fabrice Muamba and my friend Stiliyan Petrov," Petrov told The Bolton News.
"It is the worst year in my career, especially now with what's happening to Bolton.
"It's been a very difficult season but I hope the year will have a happy ending which is the most important thing."