It feels a long time since our season opener against Leeds United, but that is simply down to the relentlessness of the season, particularly early on in the campaign.
I am sure, like myself however, that you are all thoroughly enjoying being back in the thick of it and are relishing what lies ahead for us.
It has been great meanwhile to see our new recruits making their mark in the team from the outset, with a number of sterling performances from them in recent weeks.
As a unit though, the players have looked impressive as they have picked up hard-earned points on the road against Millwall and Birmingham City and last time out here against Leeds United, although we ended up losing the match, the passion and determination to try and force a result from a difficult position was extremely pleasing.
Come the final whistle, you could sense your appreciation towards the players and that will mean a lot to them as they pit their wits against some tough opponents throughout 2017/18.
We have however been hit once again with an injury jinx, with a number of key players being sidelined in the first few matches.
We are no stranger to this though and I am sure, as we proved last season, that our team spirit and passion will shine through and those players who have perhaps not figured prominently so far will step up to the plate.
We were also pleased to be handed a home time in the Carabao Cup this coming Tuesday against Sheffield Wednesday as reward for beating Crewe Alexandra last week.
The players’ efforts against Crewe were very pleasing – to come from behind to win in any game, regardless of the level of opposition – is no mean feat and everybody at the club was pleased to get that first win under our belts, albeit in cup action.
I hope to see as many of you as possible back down here at Macron Stadium on Tuesday for our second round tie against the Owls.
Tickets are currently available from Bolton Central, by phoning 0844 871 2932 or visiting www.eticketing.co.uk/bwfc.
Although the campaign is now underway, season tickets are still available to purchase, with fans able to enjoy much better value with one compared to buying tickets on a match-by-match basis. Details of such can be found by contacting our retail outlet directly.
Enjoy the game tomorrow and as usual, let’s be loud, let’s be proud and let’s get behind the team.