A note from the Chairman

Read Ken Anderson's latest column to the club's fans on bwfc.co.uk

Tuesday night's game was certainly not one for the faint hearted, but the endeavour and determination shown by the players to take all three points against Southend simply epitomises the spirit within the team this season.

It was always going to be a difficult game for the players given Southend's own form in recent weeks, but all credit must go to the manager Phil Parkinson, his staff and of course, the team for getting the football club into a very strong position with only five games remaining.

That said however, as we have reiterated all season long, this was just another game ticked off that list and the team must now turn their attentions to the next match which will be another tough encounter against Scunthorpe.

The supporters meanwhile who made the journey down to Roots Hall on Tuesday were absolutely superb, while seeing the celebrations that ensued following Mark Beevers' goal with the fans and players is a sight which gave me goosebumps.

Everybody stuck together last night and ultimately ground out a result which could be crucial come April 30.

The pressure is very much back on the teams around us, but there is undoubtedly still work to be done during our remaining five games to ensure that we are the ones celebrating at the end of the month.

I look forward meanwhile to seeing yet another sell-out away following at Glanford Park on Saturday afternoon. Your backing really is appreciated by everybody at this football club and moments like that last night are very much for you all.

The only blemish on the evening was of course the withdrawal of Gary Madine through injury. Although at present we do not know too much in the way of details, we could all see what an impact he made during the first half and hopefully he will be back in the mix as soon as possible.

The players who have come into the fray in recent weeks however given the injuries we have suffered have slotted in seamlessly and this is down to the unified mentality that we hold at the football club.

We are a family here at Bolton Wanderers - something only reiterated by the constant presence of our players in the local community - and that is something that extends to each and every staff member at the stadium and training ground right to you, the supporters.

I would also like to congratulate Filipe Morais on his PFA Fans' Player of the Month success alongside his and the manager's nominations for the Sky Bet monthly accolades.

Tickets for our remaining games meanwhile are selling well and I hope to see as many of you as possible sporting your colours with pride in our five cup finals. Reduced price replica shirts are still available also at Bolton Central and also online at www.bwfcdirect.co.uk.

The countdown however to the season's conclusion is very much on now and I hope that following our final game of the season against Peterborough, our End of Season Awards Dinner will be an evening of celebration.

Tickets for that particular event are still on sale, although numbers are limited. Please act quickly if you are wishing to join us for what promises to be a special night at Macron Stadium by phoning our Corporate Sales team on 01204 673 761 or buying online at www.eticketing.co.uk/bwfc.‚Äč

Our Player of the Year vote meanwhile is now open. To cast your vote, please CLICK HERE.

In the meantime however, please continue to give your all in your support for this wonderful football club.

Let's be loud, let's be proud and let's get behind the team as we look to achieve our unified dream.

Kind regards,

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