A note from the Chairman

I am sure like me that you will all be feeling a fresh wave of optimism following Nottingham Forest’s victory against Barnsley on Tuesday evening – a result that ensured our destiny is back in our own hands.

We know what we must do in our final two games, against Burton Albion on Saturday and Forest the following week - and we mustn’t get distracted by other games affecting other teams in the league.

There are similar parallels to last season in that our final two games then – against Port Vale away and Peterborough United at Macron Stadium – allowed us to control our own fate.

If we can achieve the same results in our final games, then we may consider this season to be an even more successful one than the last campaign.

Our support at Port Vale, and at home to Peterborough, was nothing short of phenomenal and without a doubt played a key role in us picking up those vital victories.

On Saturday, at Burton, we could have easily sold many thousands more tickets but unfortunately we were limited in what we could sell due to the restricted capacity at Pirrelli Stadium.

But I know for a fact, that those of you who will be travelling there will sing your hearts out for the players on the pitch and you will represent all those fellow fans who missed out on tickets.

We won’t underestimate Burton whatsoever, who themselves will feel that they can get the results that may see them climb the table. It will be tough, but our players are more than up for the challenges that lie ahead.

I cannot wait for the match and to witness your truly inspiring passion at first hand, just like we experienced at Oakwell a couple of weeks ago.

This season has had many twists and turns, as predicted, but to get here with just two games to go knowing that our Sky Bet Championship fate is in our own hands is more than we could have asked for at the beginning of the campaign.

Both home and away, you have stuck with us throughout and I cannot thank you enough for your passion and loyalty.

Being pragmatic, we must expect that nothing will be resolved until the final day of the season when we take on Forest, regardless of our result against Burton, and we hope that all the Bolton Family will be out in force at Macron Stadium to give us that final lift on Sunday 6 May.

As always, let's be loud, let's be proud and let’s get behind the team.


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