Toddy Unhappy

Svetoslav Todorov says he cannot understand why Joe Cole's goal was disallowed against Leeds on Saturday.

A rather innocuous jump for the ball with Nigel Martyn led to Paul Durkin blowing his whistle for a foul, as Joe Cole wheeled away in triumph after stabbing home the knock down from close range early in the second half.

But Toddy insists:

"It was nothing - I did not foul him when I jumped.

"The referee said it was a foul but I don't agree - it was a fair goal.

"I am angry because it cost us the chance of winning.

"But Leeds had one or two chances as well, so a point is OK."

His one word post match response at Anfield last week was "tired."

But, coming from a country somewhat hotter than England in the summer, he says he was not bothered by the heat at the weekend.

"It was very hot but it was a good day," says the Bulgarian, who was once again replaced by Jermain Defoe midway through the second half.

Now he must wait and see if he will keep his place when Fredi, by Glenn Roeder's own admission his first choice, returns.

He did not expect to be in the starting line up from the off this season, but hamstring injuries to Fredi Kanoute and Paul Kitson have given him his chance.

"I am happy to be playing but I want to score more," he says.

And he admits he is feeling the pressure to get on the scoresheet this season.

"Against Liverpool I had a chance but missed," he admits.

"But there will be more games to score, and I do enjoy playing alongside Paolo."