Craig Davies praises Wanderers' Hillsborough performance

Striker pleased with the Whites' resolve in Hillsborough victory

Craig Davies praised Wanderers’ resilience in Saturday’s victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, with the striker believing the manner in which the Whites secured the win is one which will stand the team in good stead during the remainder of the season.

Davies, who returned to the starting line-up against the Owls to partner Emile Heskey upfront, played his part in helping the Trotters run out winners on a snowy afternoon in South Yorkshire at the weekend.

And speaking to following the final whistle, the 29-year-old admitted his delight at seeing Wanderers return to winning ways against Stuart Gray’s side.

“The snow was really coming down at times which made life a bit difficult, but it was a great team performance and the most important thing obviously is that we got the win,” he said.

“Hillsborough isn’t an easy place to go to, plus Sheffield Wednesday have been on a good run of form lately so it was always going to be a tough game, but the boys did a great job.

“Everybody was on their game and I think everybody could see that out on the pitch, although the weather was definitely a test! 

“At one point I was wondering if it would actually stop, but luckily it did and by that point we were still on top in the game and we were happy with the way things were going.”

With Bolton having to withstand a period of pressure from the home side inside the second half of the game with the Owls having halved the Whites’ two goal deficit prior to the break, Davies was pleased with the way in which Wanderers stood up to challenge presented to them.

“The other team are always going to have a spell in the game when they’re on top, but we did well to ride that bit of a storm when they were pushing us back.

“That said though, inside the first 25 minutes of the game they could have been three or four goals down with the way we were playing – they couldn't even get out of their half at one point.”

He continued: “There was always going to be a part of the game where it span for them, but we didn’t concede in that spell which is a positive for us and we managed to hold out for all three points.”
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