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Gudjohnsen enjoys splendid week

Legendary Icelandic footballer Eidur Gudjohnsen enjoyed one of the best weeks of his career, according to his manager at Bolton Wanderers Neil Lennon, after he scored for his club and country and celebrated his wife giving birth to his fourth child.

The 36-year-old forward scored for Iceland on his return to the international scene in the 3-0 victory in Kazakhstan in the Euro 2016 qualifiers two weekends ago, ensuring his country remains on course to reach their first ever major international tournament.

Last Wednesday he became a father for the fourth time, and then on Saturday he came on as a substitute for his club side Bolton Wanderers and salvaged a 1-1 draw with Blackpool with an injury-time equaliser with his fifth goal since returning to the north-west side.

Lennon described the striker as “something else”, saying that although he had enjoyed such a “glittering career”, the past week must have been up with the best for him. The Northern Irishman explained that Gudjohnsen had been playing semi-professional until recently, when they bumped into each other in Manchester and persuaded him to train at Bolton.

Lennon went on to say that the Icelander was motivated to get back in the national team, which he had been able to do, adding that he had been a great signing.

Gudjohnsen, who only flew back to England on Friday, did not start the game against Blackpool because of the hectic week he had had, but Lennon said that even though he was tired, he managed to get his side a goal when they needed it.

And the player himself has insisted he has no plans of retiring just yet as he aims to help Bolton climb the English Championship and Iceland reach France 2016.