Last updated : 06 January 2004 By editor
SAM ALLARDYCE believes his Bolton team will be facing the best midfielder in the world in Paul Scholes tomorrow night.

Allardyce said:
“Thierry Henry was supposed to be disappointed not to get one of the awards. Well, Paul Scholes had equally as good a shout. The fact that he was not even in the top six in Europe is a disgrace. There is not a better midfielder in the world."

“Before Scholes gets the ball, he knows where he is going to put it. You cannot really set out a plan to mark him because you do not know where he really plays. He might start in one position but then he just drifts without anyone noticing. But he can appear in the box all of a sudden.”