Bolton manager Owen Coyle has stressed club captain Kevin Davies has an important part to play in the rest of the season.
The striker was the subject of a bid from Sunderland late in the January transfer window, but his club were not prepared to sell.
Davies has this season found first XI opportunities limited and has been forced to play back-up to David Ngog, but Coyle has never doubted the Bolton veteran's commitment.
"He wants to be at Bolton, I want him at Bolton and it was a no-brainer what was going to happen in the January window," said Coyle after Wednesday's draw with Arsenal.
"Sunderland were accredited with an initial interest through the media before I got a phone call, but we said to them I wanted him to be here and he wanted to be here.
"He is bursting to play and the experienced players have a big part to play with the younger ones and that keeps David Ngog on his toes and allows us to change systems as well."
Meanwhile, Coyle believes, with three new signings made in January, and injured players returning Bolton can look forward to the next four months with confidence.
"The great thing for me was we went toe-to-toe with a great side (Arsenal) and the last 15 minutes we were the team looking to win the game," he said.
"I think we have had a decent window and to get the quality of the likes of Marvin Sordell, an England Under 21 international, augurs well for the second half of the season.
"The personnel we have available now and the level they are playing at were not available at the start of the season.
"The bottom line is you have to address what is front of you, but we have stayed consistent as we have belief, we have good players and know what we are doing."