Diawara delighted to have joined Bolton

The Saint-Etienne defender told L’Equipe: “Regarding my situation at St Etienne, it was time for me to find another solution.

“I understand that (St Etienne coach Ivan Hasek) does not have faith in me.

“I am happy to be (at Bolton) and I already know a couple of players like Abdoulaye Meite, who is a childhood friend.”