With a trip to his former employers Reading next on the agenda for Wanderers, there will be no room for sentiment for Matt Mills should the defender take to the field on Saturday afternoon.
Having spent two seasons with the Royals after joining the Madejski Stadium outfit from Doncaster Rovers in the summer of 2009, the 27-year-old admitted that although this weekend’s clash will be a test of the Whites’ credentials, he has every confidence in the team’s ability.
“Reading will be another tough game because they’re doing well, but it’s a game that we feel we can go to and get a result,” he said.
“I’ve been at another club since I was there – you have to go back to your old teams at some point, but I’m a Bolton player now and I’m fully focused on getting a result for us.”
With Wanderers heading into the game unbeaten in three games in all competitions, Mills explained that the New Year has allowed him and his teammates to take stock on the first half of the campaign and feels that they are well equipped to tackle the club’s remaining fixtures.
“I think once the half-way point of the season came, we reflected on all of the teams that we’d played,” the centre-half explained.
“We’ve got nothing to fear in this league and I think the performances since the turn of the year have proven that.”
Watch Matt's pre-Reading thoughts by clicking on the video below.
Tickets are still available for Wanderers’ trip to Reading and can be purchased from Bolton Central until 2pm on Friday 17 January, with a limited number available from the Madejski Stadium on the day of the game for an increased price.