Speaking to bwfc.co.uk following Wanderers’ first Sky Bet Championship win of the season, Sammy Ameobi praised the team spirit within the camp as well as taking the time to thank the Bolton fans for their support.
Phil Parkinson’s side took a two-goal lead thanks to strikes from Ameobi and a Sam Hutchinson own-goal, however, they were made to work hard for the victory after Kieran Lee's goal gave the visitors a glimmer of hope.
Wanderers survived a late onslaught from Wednesday in which Lee was booked for diving inside the box to record their first three points of the season, Ameobi noted the importance of the victory.
“The win gives us a basis to kick on now, hopefully soon we will be out of the relegation zone.
“We’ve got a lot of confidence within this side, we’ve probably not had the greatest of starts, but I believe we’ve got the quality to climb the table.”
The game also saw the return of Josh Vela who was making his first appearance since the opening day of the season defeat to Leeds United. The winger also took time to praise the midfielder.
“Obviously having Josh back gives the lads a huge boost, we’ve also got a few other lads back which is important as we’ve now got a more rounded squad which we can hopefully use to our advantage when games come thick and fast.”
A firm favourite from his time at Macron Stadium last campaign, the 25-year-old was quick to thank the fans for their continued support.
“I love the fans here, they are very much on my side and hopefully I can give back what they’ve given to me for the past few months."
He added, “I’m very excited to be back and hopefully we can kick on from here, it’s great to be back and playing at home as well.”
Ameobi’s 10th-minute goal was his first in a Wanderers’ shirt this season and the former-Newcastle man expressed his delight after finding the back of the net.
“It was just one of those, I cut in, I didn’t realise it was going to be that easy to get onto my left foot but obviously it happened and I’ve just hit it and it’s gone in. There isn’t much else to say about it”
He concluded “It’s a massive confidence boost for the lads we all believe we have the quality in our squad and it’s important to have another home game so we can give the fans what they want to see which is a solid, fully committed performance from every player that’s involved and hopefully get the win.”