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Harry's notes

Posted on 1 May 2010  - 12:00

As part of our build-up to home games, we publish Harry Redknapp's exclusive column from our official matchday programme.

As part of our build-up to home games, we publish Harry Redknapp's exclusive column from our official matchday programme.

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HARRY'S PROGRAMME NOTES v BOLTON, MAY 1

It has been a fabulous season so far, I have enjoyed every minute of it and I hope you all feel the same way.

We have played some great football this year, the players have been top class and given everything. That is why we find ourselves in such a strong position with three massive games still to come.

We have lost so many key players to injury throughout the season but whoever has come into the side has stepped up and done the job. It has been a fantastic squad effort.

If someone had said at the start of the season that we would find ourselves in this position at this stage I am sure we would all have been delighted. It is great to still be competing and now it is just a case of trying to get over the finishing line.

It is going to be tight but we have given ourselves a terrific opportunity. I wouldn't be surprised if it all went down to the last weekend.

Anyone who can put a run of games together can still make it out of the four sides fighting for fourth place. We just need to keep picking up points in the games we have left and hopefully we can come through.

We have had some tough fixtures of late against the top three sides in Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

Six points from the first of those two games, against Arsenal and Chelsea, was obviously a great tally but when you've got six in the bag already you're always hoping to get more, which is why we were disappointed to come away with nothing from our visit to Man United.

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Everyone knows what a tough place Old Trafford is to go and get anything but last weekend I felt we had every chance of coming away with a point, having got ourselves right back in the game at 1-1 with 10 minutes to go but that is how it goes sometimes.

The lads produced two fantastic performances in our recent home games against Chelsea and Arsenal and I could not have asked any more. We thoroughly deserved to win both games.

We have got to try to repeat that now. If you, the fans, can create the same kind of atmosphere and we can, in turn, give you a similar performance as in the previous two games here at the Lane, then we have got a big chance today.

We certainly won't be underestimating the opposition, however, as we welcome Bolton Wanderers here this afternoon led by one of the brightest young managers in the country in Owen Coyle.

Owen did a great job at Burnley and left them in a good situation. He has continued his good work at the Reebok in preserving Bolton's Premier League status this year and in comfortable fashion too.

With this being my final column of the season, on behalf of myself and all the players and staff at the Club, I would like to thank you all for your support this year. We really appreciate the backing you have given us both at home and on our travels.

We all look forward to seeing you back here for the start of what we hope will be another great season next year.

Enjoy the game and have a fantastic summer.