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Howard Nurse | 21:46 UK time, Tuesday, 22 August 2006

Five weeks ago I mentioned that I was working my contacts in a bid to unearth a new columnist for the 2006/07 season.

We talked to a number of managers and players before making our final decision, but I am pleased to be finally able to reveal the name of our new football columnist.

It is Bolton Wanderers midfielder Kevin Nolan.

You will be able to read Kevin’s column on the BBC Sport website on a Wednesday or Thursday, starting this week.

We’re going to be asking him to talk about all aspects of football, including letting us know how he is getting on with Bolton in the Premiership, and also for an insight into his world and giving you an opportunity to ask him questions each week.

This week, he will let you know what type of car he drives, what he does in his spare time on Sunday mornings and why he has a childhood mate to thank for getting him into professional football.

Kevin’s ambition is to break into the England squad - and we think it’s not beyond him if he can impress new head coach Steve McClaren.

With a bit of luck, I am hoping to sign up a second new columnist very soon. Watch this space!

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