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Big performance needed - Harry

Posted on 30 April 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp is determined for his side to sign off at the Lane for the season with a crucial three points against Bolton on Saturday.

Harry Redknapp is determined for his side to sign off at the Lane for the season with a crucial three points against Bolton on Saturday.

The visit of Owen Coyle's side represents the first of three massive final games as we look to hold onto fourth place in the Premier League.

But despite our fans no doubt being expectant to see their side win in front of them for the final time this season and strengthen our grip on our current position, the manager knows his team cannot take this fixture for granted.

Many see next Wednesday's clash at Manchester City as the all-important Champions League play-off effectively, but Harry knows it's the next game that is key, especially against what he believes is a tough Bolton side who have pulled themselves clear of relegation trouble with games to spare.

So he has called on his troops to turn in another home performance like that of our back-to-back London derby victories two weeks ago to make sure our fans leave the Lane for the final time this season happy.

Harry said: "Bolton are difficult opposition. Owen did a fantastic job [in his previous job] at Burnley and he's done well at Bolton, taking them out of the relegation struggle, and I wouldn't underestimate them.

"Owen gets teams to play, the pressure is off for them, and Kevin Davies is a handful for anybody - but it's the last home game and we want to win.

"They'll come and give it everything they've got, so they'll come and play, but we need another performance like those against Arsenal and Chelsea.

"We need to beat Bolton and not take our eye of the ball. It's about what we do and we have got to try and win all three games - we've got to be prepared to do that."