Mark Beevers will line up against his former employers Sheffield Wednesday this weekend in a bullish mood as Bolton Wanderers aim to pick up their first Sky Bet Championship victory of the campaign.
Although his team are still seeking their first three points of the campaign, the big centre-half has been buoyed by recent performances and the sky-high spirit within the camp.
He has also acknowledged the great support by the Wanderers faithful throughout the opening stages of the season and believes they will play a crucial role in helping the team get on to the winning track.
Speaking exclusively to The Wanderer, the club’s official matchday programme, he said: “The fans’ support really does mean a lot and I know the lads will all agree with me on that front.
“Since I’ve been here, I’ve always said that if the fans get behind the team, then they can play a massive part in helping us to get results.
“My message to the supporters would be to please stick with us, get behind us and you could be the difference.
“I know it’s frustrating for them, I really do – they want to see results and that hasn’t been happening.
“We will give that to them though and we’re determined to do so.”
He added: “We feel that we have got everything right – we’re strongminded, we’re working for each other, our team morale is really good – we’re just missing that first result.
“We’ve got a good group of lads and the spirit amongst the boys is still really good, which is what makes a good team.
“You win, lose and draw together as a unified team and whatever comes your way, you deal with it and pick yourself up ready for the next game.
“We have been doing that, but we’ve just not had that luck yet.”
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