Date: 5th March 2014 at 10:39am
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Much has been made of the virtual ever-present nature of Jay Spearing this season for Bolton.

Since his permanent signing from Liverpool this season Spearing hasn’t missed a minute of the championship season and Dougie Freedman has insisted that he’s got no intention of changing this anytime soon.

Spearing was brought to the Reebok, along with others the likes of Medo, to ‘play almost all games’ and he’s just that.

The Bolton boss told the Bolton News: ‘When you buy certain players you think ‘can he handle 46 games in a season?’ Front players, maybe you think 30 to 35, but players like Spearing or Medo, you’d want them to play nearly every match.

‘More importantly, in the Championship, you need players who have got that desire to play every single match.

‘And those two certainly have that.’

It’s not often in the modern era that players have such an extended run, putting injuries and suspensions aside, as ‘squad rotation’ is often used but not with Spearing.

The midfielder might have played every minute of every championship game that he’s been with the club for but Alex Baptiste had actually played more minutes than him, due to his cup involvement too.

25-year-old Spearing followed up Freedman’s thoughts by admiring to a little ‘tiredness’ but isn’t looking to take a break either with him already looking ahead to the Leeds game as the club look to build on the Blackburn win.

Mr Ecky sends his best to the Vital Bolton community, he’s currently not well, he’ll be back as soon as possible and in the meantime, he’s got a staff writer to fill in for him.

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