Liam Trotter - We will keep on fighting

The midfielder offers his thoughts to the club's website following Saturday's reverse to Preston

Despite opening his account for the season against Preston on Saturday afternoon, Liam Trotter admitted that the overall feeling in the dressing room was one of mass disappointment at the final whistle.

The midfielder drew first blood in the clash halfway through the first period with a long range strike, but two second half goals from the visitors ensured that Bolton left the game empty handed.

And speaking to the club’s website, Trotter believes that the final result was a harsh one on the Whites given their efforts.

“Since I’ve been back at the club following my loan, our performances have been of a really high standard but it doesn’t matter when you keep losing games,” he said. “It’s just so disappointing.

“Credit to Preston, even when we got the first goal they didn’t crumble or fold and that’s why they’re in a solid, mid-table position after getting promoted last year.

“They stuck at it, came out in the second half and put us under a bit of pressure but we never really felt as though they were going to create anything.

“That said though, they got half a chance and it sneaks in which is just the way our season has gone.”

He continued: “I believe the belief is still there because our performances are still there. 

“If we were getting beat four or five nil every week and clearly the worst team in the division, then there’d probably be a bit more dejection but the way we play every single week, we look at others around us and don’t feel like our efforts warrant our position.

“While we still feel that, it will always give us a little bit of heart because you never know if it’ll turn.

“It’s a big ask from us, but we just have to take it one game at a time. You never know – football is a crazy game and the only positive we can take is that our performances are of a high standard.

“We’re working hard, creating chances and hopefully it will turn for us.”

With a trip to Bristol City next weekend – a team also in the mix down in the lower reaches of the division – Trotter believes that Wanderers can put the cat amongst the pigeons but the need to maintain belief is paramount.

“Every game is a six pointer now – we have to win them. 

“The games are ticking off now and they’re getting less and less. When we played Bristol City here at Macron Stadium, we were the better team, so we need to go down there and show the same again.

“We’re hoping for a change of luck and for a few things to go our way. Right now though, we can only focus on the next game.”

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